University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
 
Name Smith, John Lewis Jr.
City Washington
State DC
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
For biographical information from the Federal Judicial Center, see www.fjc.gov/servlet/nGetInfo?jid=2221

Smith, John Lewis Jr.
Born September 20, 1912, in Washington, DC
... read more
For biographical information from the Federal Judicial Center, see www.fjc.gov/servlet/nGetInfo?jid=2221

Smith, John Lewis Jr.
Born September 20, 1912, in Washington, DC
Died September 4, 1992, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on October 6, 1966, to a seat vacated by Luther W. Youngdahl. Confirmed by the Senate on October 20, 1966, and received commission on November 3, 1966. Served as chief judge, 1981-1982. Assumed senior status on January 31, 1983. Service terminated on September 4, 1992, due to death.

Education:
Princeton University, A.B., 1935
Georgetown College Law School (now Georgetown University Law Center), LL.B., 1938
Georgetown College Law School (now Georgetown University Law Center), LL.M., 1939

Professional Career:
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Columbia, 1940-1946
U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, Air Corps, 1942-1946
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1946-1956
Commissioner, District of Columbia Public Utilities Commission, 1956-1957
Judge, District of Columbia Court of General Sessions, 1957-1966; associate judge, 1957-1959; chief judge, 1959-1966



This additional biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Smith, John Lewis Jr.
Born September 20, 1912, in Washington, DC
Died September 4, 1992, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on October 6, 1966, to a seat vacated by Luther W. Youngdahl. Confirmed by the Senate on October 20, 1966, and received commission on November 3, 1966. Served as chief judge, 1981-1982. Assumed senior status on January 31, 1983. Service terminated on September 4, 1992, due to death.

Education:
Princeton University, A.B., 1935
Georgetown College Law School (now Georgetown University Law Center), LL.B., 1938
Georgetown College Law School (now Georgetown University Law Center), LL.M., 1939

Professional Career:
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Columbia, 1940-1946
U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, Air Corps, 1942-1946
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1946-1956
Commissioner, District of Columbia Public Utilities Commission, 1956-1957
Judge, District of Columbia Court of General Sessions, 1957-1966; associate judge, 1957-1959; chief judge, 1959-1966

compress summary

Case(s) No current case connections


Additional Resources
 
  none on record

back
new people search