History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Dyer, David William
Born June 28, 1910, in Columbus, OH
Died June 7, 1998, in Miami, FL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on September 1, 1961, to a new seat authorized by 75 Stat. 80. Confirmed by the Senate on September 8, 1961, and received commission on September 18, 1961. Served as chief judge, 1962-1966. Service terminated on September 22, 1966, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on August 16, 1966, to a seat vacated by Warren Leroy Jones. Confirmed by the Senate on August 25, 1966, and received commission on August 25, 1966. Assumed senior status on September 30, 1976. Service terminated on October 1, 1981, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Reassigned on October 1, 1981, to a new seat authorized by 94 Stat. 1994. Service terminated on June 7, 1998, due to death.

Education:
Stetson University College of Law, LL.B., 1933

Professional Career:
Private practice, Dade County, Florida, 1933-1942, 1945-1961
U.S. Army major, JAG Corps, 1942-1945
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