History of the Federal Judiciary


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West, Lee Roy
Born 1929 in Clayton, OK

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on September 28, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on October 31, 1979, and received commission on November 2, 1979. Served as chief judge, 1993-1994. Assumed senior status on November 26, 1994.

Education:
University of Oklahoma, B.A., 1952
University of Oklahoma, B.A., 1952
University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D., 1956
Harvard Law School, LL.M., 1963

Professional Career:
U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant, 1952-1956; active duty, 1952-1954
Private practice, Ada, Oklahoma, 1956-1961, 1963-1965
Faculty, University of Oklahoma College of Law, 1961-1962
Ford Foundation fellow in law teaching, Harvard Law School, 1962-1963
Judge, Oklahoma District Court, Twenty-Second Judicial District, 1965-1973
Special justice, Supreme Court of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals, 1965-1973
Member, Civil Aeronautics Board, 1973-1978; acting chairman, 1977
Private practice, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1978-1979

 

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