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Carroll O. Switzer

Biography of Carroll O. Switzer

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Switzer
  • First Name: Carroll
  • Middle Name: O.
  • Date of Birth: May , 23 , 1908
  • Place of Birth (POB): Pilot Mound , Iowa (US-IA, IA, 19, Iowa, Ia., Ioa., IOA)
  • Date of Death: May , 30 , 1960
  • Place of Death (POD): Des Moines , Iowa (US-IA, IA, 19, Iowa, Ia., Ioa., IOA)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Carroll O. Switzer Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Southern District of Iowa
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Harry S Truman ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 01/05/1950
  • Judicial Recess Appointment date: 10/21/1949
  • Seat vacated by: Dewey , Charles A.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 01/05/1950
  • Committee action: Reported Unfavorably
  • Committee action date: 07/31/1950
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Commission Date:
  • Date of Termination: 08/09/1950
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Recess Appointment-Not Confirmed

Carroll O. Switzer in the Law School

  • Name of School: Drake University Law School
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1932

Carroll O. Switzer Career Path


  • Private practice, Des Moines, Iowa
  • Assistant city solicitor, Des Moines, Iowa, 1936-1938
  • Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, June 9, 1949; no Senate vote
  • Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, January 5, 1950; rejected by Senate, August 9, 1950; resigned, August 9, 1950


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