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Sear, Morey Leonard

Born February 26, 1929, in New Orleans, LA
Died September 6, 2004, in New Orleans, LA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
Nominated by Gerald Ford on March 30, 1976, to a seat vacated by James A. Comiskey. Confirmed by the Senate on May 6, 1976, and received commission on May 7, 1976. Served as chief judge, 1992-1999. Assumed senior status on October 31, 2000. Service terminated on September 6, 2004, due to death.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 1971-1976
Judge, Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals, 1982-1993

Tulane University Law School, J.D., 1950

Professional Career:

U.S. Marine Corps captain, 1950-1952
Assistant district attorney, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, 1952-1955
Private practice, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1955-1971
Special counsel, New Orleans [Louisiana] Aviation Board, 1956-1959
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1992-1995
Member, U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, 2000-2002