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Shaw, John Malach

Born November 14, 1931, in Beaumont, TX
Died December 24, 1999, in Lafayette, LA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on June 5, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on September 25, 1979, and received commission on September 26, 1979. Served as chief judge, 1991-1996. Assumed senior status on November 15, 1996. Service terminated on December 24, 1999, due to death.

Washington and Lee University, B.S., 1953
Louisiana State University Law School, J.D., 1956

Professional Career:

U.S. Army, 1956-1958
U.S. Army Reserve captain, 1958-1964
Private practice, Opelousas, Louisiana, 1958-1979