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Name Pittman, Thomas Virgil
City Mobile
State AL
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 March 28, 1916, in Enterprise, AL
Died January 6, 2012, in Mobile, AL

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

Born March 28, 1916, in Enterprise, AL
Died January 6, 2012, in Mobile, AL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on June 13, 1966, to a new seat authorized by 80 Stat. 75. Confirmed by the Senate on June 29, 1966, and received commission on June 29, 1966. Service terminated on June 2, 1970, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on June 13, 1966, to a new seat authorized by 80 Stat. 75. Confirmed by the Senate on June 29, 1966, and received commission on June 29, 1966. Served as chief judge, 1971-1981. Assumed senior status on July 15, 1981. Service terminated on January 6, 2012, due to death.

Education:
University of Alabama, B.S., 1939
University of Alabama School of Law, LL.B., 1940

Professional Career:

U.S. Army Reserve, 1938-1942
U.S. Naval Reserve, 1944-1946
Special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1940-1944
Private practice, Gadsden, Alabama, 1946-1951
Lecturer, University of Alabama Gadsden Center, 1948-1966
Judge, Alabama Circuit Court, Sixteenth Judicial Circuit, 1951-1966; presiding judge, 1953-1966


compress summary

Case(s) JC-AL-0001 : U.S. v. Purvis
JC-AL-0012 : Mobile County Jail Inmates v. Purvis
PC-AL-0022 : Hall v. Cooper
SD-AL-0013 : Alabama NAACP Conference of Branches v. Wallace
SD-GA-0002 : Freeman v. Pitts

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