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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 Sep 27, 2017:

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

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

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.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Special Railroad Court, 1975-1997; presiding judge, 1986-1997

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
Member, U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, 1968-1978; chair, 1975-1978

compress summary

Case(s) ED-LA-0006 : Poindexter v. Louisiana Assistance Commision
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
PA-LA-0004 : United States of America v. Lassiter
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 [Cook]
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-AL-0002 : Lee v. Macon 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-0015 : United States v. Lincoln Parish School Board
SD-LA-0016 : Graham v. Evangeline Parish School Board
SD-LA-0037 : Related School Desegregation Cases in the Western District of Louisiana
SD-MS-0001 : Meredith v. Fair
SD-MS-0006 : Henry v. Clarksdale Municipal Separate School District
SD-MS-0009 : United States of America v. State of Mississippi
SD-MS-0030 : Singleton v. Jackson Municipal Separate School District
SD-TX-0003 : United States of America v. Richardson Independent School District
SD-TX-0021 : USA v. Midland Independent School District
SD-TX-0024 : Broussard v. Houston Independent School District
VR-AL-0248 : United States v. McLeod (Dallas County)
VR-AL-0262 : United States v. Dallas County
VR-LA-0118 : United States v. State of Louisiana
Additional Resources
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  Henry Hampton Collection: Interview of Judge John Minor Wisdom
Henry Hampton Collection: Washington University in St. Louis
Date: Oct. 31, 1985
By: Judge John Minor Wisdom, Henry Hampton Collection
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