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Aloyisus Leon Higginbotham

Biography of Aloyisus Leon Higginbotham Jr.

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Higginbotham
  • First Name: Aloyisus
  • Middle Name: Leon
  • Generational Suffix: Jr.
  • Date of Birth: February , 25 , 1928
  • Place of Birth (POB): Trenton , New Jersey (US-NJ, NJ, 34, N.J.)
  • Date of Death: December , 14 , 1998
  • Place of Death (POD): Boston , Massachusetts (US-MA, MA, 25, Mass.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: African American

Aloyisus Leon Higginbotham Jr. Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Lyndon B. Johnson ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 02/03/1964
  • Judicial Recess Appointment date: 01/06/1964
  • Seat vacated by: Ganey , J. Cullen
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 02/03/1964
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 03/13/1964
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 03/14/1964
  • Commission Date: 03/17/1964
  • Date of Termination: 11/07/1977
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Appointment to Another Judicial Position

Second Appointment of Aloyisus Leon Higginbotham Jr.

  • Court Name: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Court Type: United States Court of Appeals
  • Promoted by President: Jimmy Carter ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 09/19/1977
  • Seat vacated by: Van Dusen , Francis Lund
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 09/19/1977
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action: 10/05/1977
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 10/07/1977
  • Commission Date: 10/11/1977
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1990
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 1991
  • Retirement from Active Service: 01/31/1991
  • Date of Termination: 03/05/1993
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Retirement

Aloyisus Leon Higginbotham Jr. in the Law School

  • Name of School: Antioch College
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1949

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Yale Law School
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1952

Aloyisus Leon Higginbotham Jr. Career Path

Employment:

  • Law clerk, Hon. Curtis Bok, Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County [Pennsylvania], 1952-1953
  • Assistant district attorney, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, 1953-1954
  • Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1954-1962
  • Special deputy attorney general, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1956-1962
  • Special hearing officer for conscientious objectors, U.S. Department of Justice, 1960-1962
  • Commissioner, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, 1961-1962
  • Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, 1962-1964
  • Private practice, New York City and Washington, D.C., 1993-1998
  • Professor, Harvard University, 1993-1998
  • Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, September 25, 1963; no Senate vote

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