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Judge Elbert Parr Tuttle, Sr.

Born July 17, 1897, Pasadena, California
Died June 23, 1996, Atlanta, Georgia

Federal Judicial Service:

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on July 7, 1954, to a new seat created by 68 Stat. 871; Confirmed by the Senate on August 3, 1954, and received commission on August 4, 1954. Served as chief judge, 1960-1967. Assumed Senior Status on June 1, 1968. Service transferred on October 1, 1981, to the new Eleventh Circuit.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Transferred October 1, 1981; Service terminated on June 23, 1996, upon his death.


Cornell University, A.B., 1918
Cornell Law School, LL.B., 1923

Professional Career:

U.S. Army Air Service, 1918-1919
Private Practice, Atlanta, Georgia, 1923-1953
U.S. Army Colonel, 1941-1946
General Counsel, U.S. Treasury Department, 1953-1954
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More about Judge Tuttle
Remembering Judge Elbert P. Tuttle, Sr., by Charles M. Elson (transcribed)

Judge Elbert Tuttle Exemplified Contributions of Senior Federal Judges - July 2, 1996

Death of Judge Tuttle: A Hero of Desegregation - June 25, 1996 (by Jack Bass)

Unlikely Heroes by Jack Bass (at Amazon.com)
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