History of the Federal Judiciary


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Brooks, Henry Luesing
Born December 9, 1905, in Louisville, KY
Died December 30, 1971

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on August 16, 1954, to a new seat authorized by 68 Stat. 8. Confirmed by the Senate on August 18, 1954, and received commission on August 21, 1954. Served as chief judge, 1960-1969. Service terminated on December 12, 1969, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on August 13, 1969, to a new seat authorized by 82 Stat. 184. Confirmed by the Senate on December 10, 1969, and received commission on December 11, 1969. Service terminated on December 30, 1971, due to death.

Education:
University of Wisconsin, A.B., 1927
Jefferson School of Law (now University of Louisville School of Law), LL.B., 1929

Professional Career:
Private practice, Louisville, Kentucky, 1929-1954
U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant, 1942-1945
Judge, Jefferson County [Kentucky] Circuit Court, 1946-1948
Faculty, Jefferson School of Law, 1948-1952

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