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Name Morton, Leland Clure
City Knoxville
State TN
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 February 20, 1916, in Knoxville, TN
Died April 11, 1998, in Knoxville, TN

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

Born February 20, 1916, in Knoxville, TN
Died April 11, 1998, in Knoxville, TN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on September 21, 1970, to a seat vacated by William E. Miller. Confirmed by the Senate on October 8, 1970, and received commission on October 14, 1970. Served as chief judge, 1977-1984. Assumed senior status on July 31, 1984. Service terminated on April 11, 1998, due to death.

Education:
University of Tennessee, B.A., 1934
University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 1936

Professional Career:

Private practice, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1937-1941, 1946-1970
Special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, D.C., 1941-1945


compress summary

Case(s) PC-IN-0003 : French v. Miller
PC-TN-0007 : Grubbs v. Bradley

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