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Name Godbold, John Cooper
City New Orleans
State LA
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:

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

Godbold, John Cooper
Born March 24, 1920, in Coy, AL
Died December 22, 2009, in Montgomery, AL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on June 28, 1966, to a seat vacated by Richard Taylor Rives. Confirmed by the Senate on July 22, 1966, and received commission on July 22, 1966. Served as chief judge, 1981. Service terminated on October 1, 1981, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Reassigned on October 1, 1981, to a new seat authorized by 94 Stat. 1994. Served as chief judge, 1981-1986. Assumed senior status on October 23, 1987. Service terminated on December 22, 2009, due to death.

Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University), B.S., 1940
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1948

Professional Career:
U.S. Army major, Division Artillery Headquarters, 1941-1946
Private practice, Montgomery, Alabama, 1948-1966
Director, Federal Judicial Center, 1987-1990
Professor of law, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, 1990-2009
Research Collections

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Case(s) EE-FL-0130 : United States v. City of Miami
IM-FL-0009 : Jean v. Nelson
JC-AL-0003 : Bibb v. Montgomery County Jail
JC-GA-0022 : Wilson v. Attaway
JC-GA-0028 : Justice v. City of Peachtree
JC-TX-0009 : Escamilla v. Santos
PC-AL-0017 : Newman v. Alabama
PC-AL-0019 : Beard v. Lee
PC-AL-0027 : Diamond v. Thompson
PC-CT-0014 : Cerilli v. Meachum
PC-FL-0001 : Costello v. Wainwright
PC-FL-0008 : McNamara v. Moody
SD-AL-0001 : U.S. v. Jefferson County Bd. of Ed./Stout v. Jefferson County Bd. of Ed.
SD-LA-0002 : Jones v. Caddo Parish School Board
SD-LA-0006 : Banks v. Claiborne Parish School Board
SD-LA-0010 : U.S. v. Desoto Parish School Board
SD-LA-0011 : U.S. v. Catahoula Parish School Board
SD-LA-0012 : Johnson v. Jackson Parish School Board
SD-LA-0016 : Graham v. Evangeline Parish School Board
SD-LA-0017 : United States of America v. Franklin Parish School Board
SD-MS-0030 : Singleton v. Jackson Municipal Separate School District

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