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DeMent, Ira

Born December 21, 1931, in Birmingham, AL
Died July 16, 2011, in Montgomery, AL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on November 14, 1991, to a seat vacated by Truman M. Hobbs. Confirmed by the Senate on March 13, 1992, and received commission on March 18, 1992. Assumed senior status on April 15, 2002. Service terminated on July 16, 2011, due to death.

University of Alabama, B.S., 1953
University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1958

Professional Career:

U.S. Army Reserve lieutenant colonel, 1953-1974
U.S. Air Force Reserve major general and judge advocate, 1982-1986
Law clerk, Hon. Pelham J. Merrill, Supreme Court of Alabama, 1958-1959
Assistant attorney general, State of Alabama, 1959
Assistant U.S. attorney, Middle District of Alabama, 1959-1961
Private practice, Montgomery, Alabama, 1961-1969, 1977-1992
Assistant city attorney, Montgomery, Alabama, 1965-1969
U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, 1969-1977
Special counsel, Gov. Fob James, Alabama, 1980-1982
Special counsel, Gov. George C. Wallace, Alabama, 1983-1986
Special counsel, Gov. Guy Hunt, Alabama, 1987-1988, 1991
Chief judge, Wake Island Court of Appeals, 1985-1992