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Higginbotham, Aloyisus Leon, Jr.
Died December 14, 1998, in Boston, MA
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Received a recess appointment from Lyndon B. Johnson on January 6, 1964, to a seat vacated by J. Cullen Ganey; nominated to the same position by Lyndon B. Johnson on February 3, 1964. Confirmed by the Senate on March 14, 1964, and received commission on March 17, 1964. Service terminated on November 7, 1977, due to appointment to another judicial position.
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on September 19, 1977, to a seat vacated by Francis Lund Van Dusen. Confirmed by the Senate on October 7, 1977, and received commission on October 11, 1977. Served as chief judge, 1990-1991. Assumed senior status due to certified disability on January 31, 1991. Service terminated on March 5, 1993, due to retirement.
Other Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, 1979-1986; presiding judge, 1979-1986
Antioch College, B.A., 1949
Yale Law School, LL.B., 1952
Law clerk, Hon. Curtis Bok, Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County [Pennsylvania], 1952-1953
Assistant district attorney, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, 1953-1954
Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1954-1962
Special deputy attorney general, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1956-1962
Special hearing officer for conscientious objectors, U.S. Department of Justice, 1960-1962
Commissioner, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, 1961-1962
Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, 1962-1964
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1990
Private practice, New York City and Washington, D.C., 1993-1998
Professor, Harvard University, 1993-1998
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, September 25, 1963; no Senate vote