History of the Federal Judiciary

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Andrews, Maurice Neil
Born December 24, 1894, in LaFayette, GA
Died August 31, 1967, in Chattanooga, TN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
Received a recess appointment from Harry S Truman on October 21, 1949, to a new seat authorized by 63 Stat. 493; nominated to the same position by Harry S Truman on January 5, 1950. Served as chief judge, 1949-1950. Service terminated on October 31, 1950, after nomination was not confirmed by the Senate.

University of Georgia School of Law, LL.B., 1916

Professional Career:
U.S. Army lieutenant, 1917-1919
U.S. Army Reserve captain, JAG Department, 1925-1935
Private practice, Lafayette, Georgia, 1916-1925
Assistant solicitor general, Rome Circuit, Georgia, 1925-1929
Solicitor general, Rome Circuit, Georgia, 1929-1932
Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Georgia, 1934-1938
Special assistant to the Attorney General of the United States, Antitrust Division, and chief, Trial Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1940-1942
U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, 1942-1946
Staff, Hon. Robert H. Jackson, chief U.S. prosecutor, Nuremberg Trials

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, October 15, 1949; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, January 5, 1950; rejected by Senate, August 9, 1950; resigned, October 31, 1950


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