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Cecil, Lester LeFevre

Born November 21, 1893, in Miami County, OH
Died November 26, 1982

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on April 1, 1953, to a seat vacated by Robert Reasoner Nevin. Confirmed by the Senate on April 23, 1953, and received commission on April 23, 1953. Service terminated on July 28, 1959, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on February 17, 1959, to a seat vacated by Potter Stewart. Confirmed by the Senate on July 15, 1959, and received commission on July 18, 1959. Served as chief judge, 1962-1963. Assumed senior status on August 1, 1965. Service terminated on November 26, 1982, due to death.

University of Michigan Law School, LL.B., 1917

Professional Career:

Private practice, Dayton, Ohio, 1917-1918, 1918-1922
U.S. Army sergeant, 1918
City prosecutor, Dayton, Ohio, 1922-1925
Judge, Dayton [Ohio] Municipal Court, 1926-1929
Judge, Montgomery County [Ohio] Court of Common Pleas, 1929-1953
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1962-1963