History of the Federal Judiciary


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Allen, Charles Mengel
Born November 22, 1916, in Louisville, KY
Died January 4, 2000, in Louisville, KY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on November 17, 1971, to a seat vacated by Henry L. Brooks. Confirmed by the Senate on November 23, 1971, and received commission on November 30, 1971. Served as chief judge, 1977-1985. Assumed senior status on October 1, 1985. Service terminated on January 4, 2000, due to death.

Education:
Yale University, B.A., 1941
University of Louisville School of Law, LL.B., 1943

Professional Career:
Private practice, 1944-1945
Teacher, Arizona Desert School, Tucson, Arizona, 1945-1946
Private practice, Louisville, Kentucky, 1946-1955, 1959-1961
Assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of Kentucky, 1955-1959
Judge, Jefferson County [Kentucky] Circuit Court, Fourth Chancery Division, 1961-1971

 

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