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Name Wisdom, John Minor
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:

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

Wisdom, John Minor
Born May 17, 1905, in New Orleans, LA
Died May 15, 1999, in New Orleans, LA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on March 14, 1957, to a seat vacated by Wayne G. Borah. Confirmed by the Senate on June 26, 1957, and received commission on June 27, 1957. Assumed senior status on January 15, 1977. Service terminated on May 15, 1999, due to death.

Washington and Lee University, A.B., 1925
Tulane University Law School, LL.B., 1929

Professional Career:
U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, 1942-1946
Private practice, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1929-1957
Adjunct professor of law, Tulane University, 1938-1957
Research Collections
Oral History

compress summary

Case(s) ID-TX-0001 : Lelsz v. Kavanaugh
IM-FL-0009 : Jean v. Nelson
IM-TX-0011 : Cervantes v. Guerra
IM-TX-0017 : Trujillo-Hernandez v. Farrell
JC-FL-0006 : Miller v. Carson
JC-TX-0003 : Taylor v. Sterrett
JI-AL-0002 : Crum v. State Training School for Girls
JI-FL-0001 : Singleton v. Board of Commissioners
MH-AL-0001 : Wyatt v. Stickney
PC-AL-0017 : Newman v. Alabama
PC-AL-0019 : Beard v. Lee
PC-FL-0001 : Costello v. Wainwright
PC-LA-0010 : Woods v. Edwards
PC-MS-0001 : Gates v. Collier
PC-TX-0010 : Cruz v. Beto
SD-AL-0001 : U.S. v. Jefferson County Bd. of Ed./Stout v. Jefferson County Bd. of Ed.
SD-LA-0001 : Bush v. Orleans Parish School Board
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-0012 : Johnson v. Jackson Parish School Board
SD-LA-0014 : Conley v. Lake Charles School Board, Calcasieu Parish School Board
SD-LA-0016 : Graham v. Evangeline Parish School Board
SD-MS-0001 : Meredith v. Fair
SD-MS-0006 : Henry v. Clarksdale Municipal Separate School District
SD-MS-0030 : Singleton v. Jackson Municipal Separate School District

Additional Resources
Web Resources Henry Hampton Collection: Interview of Judge John Minor Wisdom
Henry Hampton Collection: Washington University in St. Louis
Written: Oct. 31, 1985
By: Judge John Minor Wisdom, Henry Hampton Collection
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