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Name Gewin, Walter Pettus
City New Orleans
State AL
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

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

Gewin, Walter Pettus
Born December 9, 1908, in Nanafalia, AL
Died May 15, 1981, in Tuscaloosa, AL

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. Assumed senior status on November 1, 1976. Service terminated on May 15, 1981, due to death.

Birmingham-Southern College, A.B., 1930
Emory University, B.L.S., 1932
University of Alabama School of Law, LL.B., 1935

Professional Career:
Private practice, Birmingham, Alabama, 1935-1936
Private practice, Greensboro, Alabama, 1936-1951
Prosecutor, Hale County, Alabama, 1942-1951
Private practice, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1951-1961

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

compress summary

Case(s) FH-GA-0005 : United States v. Northside Realty Assoc., Inc.
JC-TX-0003 : Taylor v. Sterrett
PC-AL-0017 : Newman v. Alabama
PC-FL-0001 : Costello v. Wainwright
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-AL-0003 : Armstrong v. Board of Education of the City of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala.
SD-AL-0012 : Carr v. Montgomery County Board of Education
SD-LA-0006 : Banks v. Claiborne Parish School Board
SD-LA-0010 : U.S. v. Desoto Parish School Board
SD-LA-0012 : Johnson v. Jackson Parish School Board
SD-MS-0025 : McNeal v. Tate County School District
SD-MS-0030 : Singleton v. Jackson Municipal Separate School District
SD-TX-0004 : U.S. v. Board of Trustees of Crosby Independent School District
SD-TX-0014 : Miller v. Barnes

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