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Wisdom, John Minor

Born May 17, 1905, in New Orleans, LA
Died May 15, 1999, in New Orleans, LA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on March 14, 1957, to a seat vacated by Wayne G. Borah. Confirmed by the Senate on June 26, 1957, and received commission on June 27, 1957. Assumed senior status on January 15, 1977. Service terminated on May 15, 1999, due to death.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Special Railroad Court, 1975-1997; presiding judge, 1986-1997

Washington and Lee University, A.B., 1925
Tulane University Law School, LL.B., 1929

Professional Career:

U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, 1942-1946
Private practice, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1929-1957
Adjunct professor of law, Tulane University, 1938-1957
Member, U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, 1968-1978; chair, 1975-1978