History of the Federal Judiciary


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Combs, Bertram Thomas
Born August 13, 1911, in Manchester, KY
Died December 3, 1991, in Rosslyn, KY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on January 16, 1967, to a seat vacated by Shackelford Miller, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on April 5, 1967, and received commission on April 5, 1967. Service terminated on June 5, 1970, due to resignation.

Education:
University of Kentucky College of Law, LL.B., 1937

Professional Career:
Private practice, Prestonburg, Kentucky, 1937-1942, 1946-1951
U.S. Army captain, 1941-1946
City attorney, Prestonburg, Kentucky, 1950
Commonwealth's attorney, Thirty-First Judicial District, Kentucky, 1950-1951
Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals, 1951-1955
Governor, Kentucky, 1959-1963
Private practice, Louisville, Kentucky, 1963-1967, 1970-1991

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