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Smith, Talbot

Born October 11, 1899, in Fayette, MO
Died December 21, 1978

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Received a recess appointment from John F. Kennedy on October 5, 1961, to a new seat authorized by 75 Stat. 80; nominated to the same position by John F. Kennedy on January 15, 1962. Confirmed by the Senate on February 5, 1962, and received commission on February 9, 1962. Assumed senior status on October 31, 1971. Service terminated on December 21, 1978, due to death.

U.S. Naval Academy, B.S., 1920
Naval Academy Postgraduate School, M.S., 1928
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1934

Professional Career:

U.S. Navy lieutenant, 1917-1931
Engineer, Atlantic Refining Company, 1931
Private practice, Detroit, Michigan, 1934-1937
Professor of law, University of Missouri, 1937-1941
Attorney, U.S. Office of Price Administration, 1941-1944
Private practice, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1944-1945, 1947-1955
Professor, University of California, Berkeley, 1945-1946
Associate justice, Michigan Supreme Court, 1955-1961

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, September 23, 1961; no Senate vote