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West, Elmer Gordon
Died November 2, 1992
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on September 5, 1961, to a new seat authorized by 75 Stat. 80. Confirmed by the Senate on September 14, 1961, and received commission on September 15, 1961. Served as chief judge, 1967-1972. Service terminated on April 16, 1972, due to reassignment.
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
Reassigned on April 16, 1972, to a new seat authorized by 85 Stat. 741. Served as chief judge, 1978-1979. Assumed senior status on November 27, 1979. Service terminated on November 2, 1992, due to death.
Louisiana State University, B.S., 1941
Louisiana State University Law School, LL.B., 1942
U.S. Naval Reserve, 1942-1945
Attorney, Louisiana State Department of Revenue, 1945-1946
Private practice, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1946-1961
Inheritance tax collector, State of Louisiana, 1948-1952
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1971-1974