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Name Putnam, Richard Johnson
City Abbeville
State LA
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 September 27, 1913, in Abbeville, LA
Died December 16, 2002, in Abbeville, LA

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

Born September 27, 1913, in Abbeville, LA
Died December 16, 2002, in Abbeville, LA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on September 5, 1961, to a new seat authorized by 75 Stat. 80. Confirmed by the Senate on September 14, 1961, and received commission on September 18, 1961. Assumed senior status on December 19, 1975. Service terminated on December 16, 2002, due to death.

Education:
Spring Hill College, B.S., 1934
Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, LL.B., 1937

Professional Career:

Private practice, Abbeville, Louisiana, 1937-1954
U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant, 1942-1945
District attorney, Fifteenth Judicial District, Louisiana, 1948-1954
Judge, Louisiana District Court, Fifteenth Judicial District, 1954-1961
Judge, Louisiana Court of Appeal, First Judicial Circuit, 1960-1961


compress summary

Case(s) 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

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