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Name Bell, Griffin Boyette
City Atlanta
State GA
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born October 31, 1918, in Americus, GA
Died January 5, 2009, in Atlanta, GA

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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born October 31, 1918, in Americus, GA
Died January 5, 2009, in Atlanta, GA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
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. Service terminated on March 1, 1976, due to resignation.

Education:
Mercer University School of Law, LL.B., 1948

Professional Career:

Private practice, Savannah, Georgia, 1948-1952
Private practice, Rome, Georgia, 1952-1953
Private practice, Atlanta, Georgia, 1953-1961, 1976, 1979-2009
Chief of staff, Gov. Ernest Vandiver, Georgia, 1959-1961
Board member, Federal Judicial Center, 1973-1976
Attorney General of the United States, 1977-1979

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, September 20, 1961; no Senate vote


compress summary

Case(s) EE-FL-0130 : United States v. City of Miami
IM-TX-0017 : Trujillo-Hernandez v. Farrell
MH-AL-0001 : Wyatt v. Stickney
PC-MS-0001 : Gates v. Collier
SD-AL-0001 : U.S. v. Jefferson County Bd. of Ed./Stout v. Jefferson County Bd. of Ed.
SD-CA-0005 : University of California Regents v. Bakke
SD-LA-0010 : U.S. v. Desoto Parish School Board
SD-LA-0016 : Graham v. Evangeline Parish School Board
SD-MS-0008 : United States v. Covington County School District
SD-MS-0030 : Singleton v. Jackson Municipal Separate School District
SD-MS-0035 : 30 Related School Desegregation Cases in the Southern District of Mississippi
SD-TX-0017 : Price v. Denison Independent School District Board of Education

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