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Name DeMent, Ira
City Montgomery
State AL
Role(s) Attorney
Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

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

DeMent, Ira
Born December 21, 1931, in Birmingham, AL
Died July 16, 2011, in Montgomery, AL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on November 14, 1991, to a seat vacated by Truman M. Hobbs. Confirmed by the Senate on March 13, 1992, and received commission on March 18, 1992. Assumed senior status on April 15, 2002. Service terminated on July 16, 2011, due to death.

University of Alabama, B.S., 1953
University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1958

Professional Career:
U.S. Army Reserve lieutenant colonel, 1953-1974
U.S. Air Force Reserve major general and judge advocate, 1982-1986
Law clerk, Hon. Pelham J. Merrill, Supreme Court of Alabama, 1958-1959
Assistant attorney general, State of Alabama, 1959
Assistant U.S. attorney, Middle District of Alabama, 1959-1961
Private practice, Montgomery, Alabama, 1961-1969, 1977-1992
Assistant city attorney, Montgomery, Alabama, 1965-1969
U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, 1969-1977
Special counsel, Gov. Fob James, Alabama, 1980-1982
Special counsel, Gov. George C. Wallace, Alabama, 1983-1986
Special counsel, Gov. Guy Hunt, Alabama, 1987-1988, 1991
Chief judge, Wake Island Court of Appeals, 1985-1992
Research Collections

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Case(s) CW-AL-0001 : R.C. v. Hornsby
EE-AL-0096 : United States v. Director Alabama Personnel Department
IM-AL-0004 : Sandoval v. Alexander
JC-AL-0002 : Adams & U.S. v. Mathis
JC-AL-0011 : McCray v. Dawson
JC-AL-0019 : Thrasher v. Bailey
JC-FL-0001 : Arias v. Wainwright
JI-AL-0004 : Stockton v. Alabama Industrial School for Negro Children
MH-AL-0001 : Wyatt v. Stickney
PC-AL-0010 : Pugh v. Locke
PC-AL-0017 : Newman v. Alabama
PC-AL-0024 : Prison Legal News, Inc. v. Haley
PC-AL-0031 : Knight v. Thompson
SD-AL-0004 : Knight v. Alabama
SD-AL-0012 : Carr v. Montgomery County Board of Education

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