- Born June 16, 1917, in Memphis, TN
Died October 6, 2004, in Memphis, TN
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on August 7, 1961, to a new seat authorized by 75 Stat. 80. Confirmed by the Senate on August 21, 1961, and received commission on August 21, 1961. Served as chief judge, 1966-1979. Service terminated on September 26, 1979, due to appointment to another judicial position.
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on March 15, 1979, to a seat vacated by Harry Phillips. Confirmed by the Senate on September 25, 1979, and received commission on September 26, 1979. Assumed senior status on June 16, 1982. Service terminated on December 31, 1997, due to retirement.
University of Michigan, A.B., 1939
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1942
U.S. Navy lieutenant, 1942-1946
Private practice, Memphis, Tennessee, 1946-1961