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Morton, Leland Clure

Born February 20, 1916, in Knoxville, TN
Died April 11, 1998, in Knoxville, TN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on September 21, 1970, to a seat vacated by William E. Miller. Confirmed by the Senate on October 8, 1970, and received commission on October 14, 1970. Served as chief judge, 1977-1984. Assumed senior status on July 31, 1984. Service terminated on April 11, 1998, due to death.

University of Tennessee, B.A., 1934
University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 1936

Professional Career:

Private practice, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1937-1941, 1946-1970
Special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, D.C., 1941-1945