History of the Federal Judiciary

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Forrester, J. Owen
Born 1939 in Columbus, GA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on November 24, 1981, to a seat vacated by Newell Edenfield. Confirmed by the Senate on December 9, 1981, and received commission on December 10, 1981. Assumed senior status on April 27, 2004.

U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1976-1981

Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S., 1961
Emory University School of Law, LL.B., 1966

Professional Career:
Staff attorney, Callaway for Governor Committee, Georgia, 1966-1967
Private practice, Atlanta, Georgia, 1967-1969
Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Georgia, 1969-1976


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