History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Carswell, George Harrold
Born December 22, 1919, in Irwinton, GA
Died July 13, 1992, in Tallahassee, FL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on March 6, 1958, to a seat vacated by Dozier A. DeVane. Confirmed by the Senate on March 31, 1958, and received commission on April 10, 1958. Served as chief judge, 1958-1969. Service terminated on June 27, 1969, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on May 12, 1969, to a new seat authorized by 82 Stat. 184. Confirmed by the Senate on June 19, 1969, and received commission on June 20, 1969. Service terminated on April 20, 1970, due to resignation.

Education:
U.S. Naval Academy
University of Georgia School of Law
Duke University, A.B., 1941
Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, LL.B., 1948

Professional Career:
U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant, 1941-1945
Private practice, Georgia, 1948
Private practice, Tallahassee, Florida, 1948-1953, 1970-1992
U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Florida, 1953-1958
Candidate for U.S. Senate from Florida, 1970

Nominated to Supreme Court of the United States, January 19, 1970; rejected by Senate, April 8, 1970
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