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Gignoux, Edward Thaxter
Born June 28, 1916, in Portland, ME
Died November 4, 1988, in Portland, ME

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Maine
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on August 9, 1957, to a seat vacated by John D. Clifford, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on August 22, 1957, and received commission on August 26, 1957. Served as chief judge, 1978-1983. Assumed senior status on June 1, 1983. Service terminated on November 4, 1988, due to death.

Education:
Harvard College, A.B., 1937
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1940

Professional Career:
Private practice, Buffalo, New York, 1940-1941
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1941-1942
U.S. Army, 1942-1946
Private practice, Portland, Maine, 1946-1957
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