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Carl E. Mcgowan

Biography of Carl E. McGowan

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): McGowan
  • First Name: Carl
  • Middle Name: E.
  • Date of Birth: May , 7 , 1911
  • Place of Birth (POB): Hymera , Indiana (US-IN, IN, 18, Ind., In.)
  • Date of Death: December , 21 , 1987
  • Place of Death (POD): Washington , District of Columbia (US-DC, DC, 11, D.C., Wash. D.C.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Carl E. McGowan Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • Court Type: United States Court of Appeals
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: John F. Kennedy ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 01/15/1963
  • Seat vacated by: Edgerton , Henry W.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 01/15/1963
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 03/14/1963
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 03/15/1963
  • Commission Date: 03/27/1963
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1981
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 1981
  • Retirement from Active Service: 08/31/1981
  • Date of Termination: 12/21/1987
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Carl E. McGowan in the Law School

  • Name of School: Dartmouth College
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1932

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Columbia Law School
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1936

Carl E. McGowan Career Path


  • Private practice, New York City, 1936-1939
  • Faculty, Northwestern Law School, 1939-1942, 1948-1949
  • U.S. Naval Reserve, 1942-1945
  • Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1946-1948
  • Counsel, Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson II, Illinois, 1949-1953
  • Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1953-1963
  • General counsel, Chicago and North Western Railway, 1957-1963
  • Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, August 16, 1962; no Senate vote


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