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Horton, Odell

Born May 13, 1929, in Bolivar, TN
Died February 22, 2006, in Memphis, TN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on February 27, 1980, to a seat vacated by Bailey Brown. Confirmed by the Senate on May 9, 1980, and received commission on May 12, 1980. Served as chief judge, 1987-1994. Assumed senior status on May 16, 1995. Service terminated on February 22, 2006, due to death.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Western District of Tennessee, 1976-1980

Morehouse College, B.A., 1951
Howard University School of Law, LL.B., 1956

Professional Career:

U.S. Marine Corps, 1946-1947, 1951-1953
Private practice, Memphis, Tennessee, 1957-1962
Assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of Tennessee, 1962-1968
Director, Division of Hospital and Health Services, Memphis, Tennessee, 1968
Judge, Shelby County [Tennessee] Criminal Court, 1969-1970
President, LeMoyne-Owen College, 1970-1974
Commentator, WREC-TV (CBS), Memphis, Tennessee, 1972-1974
Director, Community Health Services, Mid-South Medical Center Council, Memphis, Tennessee, 1974-1976