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Wright, Caleb Merrill

Born October 7, 1908, in Georgetown, DE
Died May 12, 2001

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on July 1, 1955, to a new seat authorized by 68 Stat. 8. Confirmed by the Senate on July 19, 1955, and received commission on July 27, 1955. Served as chief judge, 1957-1973. Assumed senior status on October 8, 1973. Service terminated on May 12, 2001, due to death.

University of Delaware, B.A., 1930
Yale Law School, LL.B., 1933

Professional Career:

Private practice, Georgetown, Delaware, 1933-1955
Deputy attorney general, State of Delaware, 1935-1939
Delaware National Guard lieutenant, 1937-1941
Attorney, Delaware State Senate, 1938-1939
Attorney, Delaware General Assembly, 1940-1941
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1970-1972