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Highsmith, Shelby

Born January 31, 1929, in Jacksonville, FL
Died December 2, 2015, in Fort Belvoir, VA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on June 27, 1991, to a seat vacated by Thomas E. Scott. Confirmed by the Senate on September 12, 1991, and received commission on September 16, 1991. Assumed senior status on March 15, 2002. Service terminated on December 2, 2015, due to death.

Georgia Military College, A.A., 1949
University of Kansas, B.A., 1958
Kansas City School of Law (now University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law), LL.B., 1958

Professional Career:

U.S. Army, 1949-1955
Private practice, Kansas City, Missouri, 1958-1959
Private practice, Miami, Florida, 1959-1970, 1975-1991
Chief legal advisor, Governor's War on Crime Program, Florida, 1967-1968
Special counsel, Florida Racing Commission, 1969-1970
Member, Law Enforcement Planning Counsel of Florida, 1969-1970
Judge, Circuit Court of Florida, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, 1970-1975