History of the Federal Judiciary

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Cecil, Lamar John Ryan
Born November 2, 1902, in Houston, TX
Died February 14, 1958

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
Received a recess appointment from Dwight D. Eisenhower on August 31, 1954, to a new seat authorized by 68 Stat. 8; nominated to the same position by Dwight D. Eisenhower on November 8, 1954. Confirmed by the Senate on December 2, 1954, and received commission on December 3, 1954. Service terminated on February 14, 1958, due to death.

Rice Institute (now Rice University), B.A., 1923
University of Texas School of Law, LL.B., 1927

Professional Career:
Private practice, Beaumont, Texas, 1927-1954

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, August 19, 1954; no Senate vote


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