History of the Federal Judiciary

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Christenberry, Herbert William
Born December 11, 1897, in New Orleans, LA
Died October 5, 1975, in Kentwood, LA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
Nominated by Harry S Truman on July 11, 1947, to a seat vacated by Adrian J. Caillouet. Confirmed by the Senate on December 18, 1947, and received commission on December 20, 1947. Served as chief judge, 1949-1967. Service terminated on October 5, 1975, due to death.

New York University
Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, LL.B., 1924

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy, 1917-1918
Private practice, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1924-1933
Assistant attorney, Board of Commissioners, Port of New Orleans, Louisiana, 1933-1935
Deputy commissioner, Louisiana Debt Moratorium Commission, 1935
Assistant district attorney, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, 1935-1937
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Louisiana, 1937-1942
U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 1942-1947

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