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West, Lee Roy

Born November 26, 1929, in Clayton, OK
Died April 24, 2020, in Muskogee, OK

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on September 28, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on October 31, 1979, and received commission on November 2, 1979. Served as chief judge, 1993-1994. Assumed senior status on November 26, 1994. Service terminated on April 24, 2020, due to death.

University of Oklahoma, B.A., 1952
University of Oklahoma, B.A., 1952
University of Oklahoma College of Law, J.D., 1956
Harvard Law School, LL.M., 1963

Professional Career:

U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant, 1952-1956; active duty, 1952-1954
Private practice, Ada, Oklahoma, 1956-1961, 1963-1965
Faculty, University of Oklahoma College of Law, 1961-1962
Ford Foundation fellow in law teaching, Harvard Law School, 1962-1963
Judge, Oklahoma District Court, Twenty-Second Judicial District, 1965-1973
Special justice, Supreme Court of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals, 1965-1973
Member, Civil Aeronautics Board, 1973-1978; acting chairman, 1977
Private practice, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1978-1979