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David L. Bazelon

Biography of David L. Bazelon

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Bazelon
  • First Name: David
  • Middle Name: L.
  • Date of Birth: September , 3 , 1909
  • Place of Birth (POB): Superior , Wisconsin (US-WI, WI, 55, WS, Wis. Wi., Wisc)
  • Date of Death: February , 19 , 1993
  • Place of Death (POD): Washington , District of Columbia (US-DC, DC, 11, D.C., Wash. D.C.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

David L. Bazelon 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: 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
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 63 Stat. 493
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 01/05/1950
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 02/07/1950
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 02/08/1950
  • Commission Date: 02/10/1950
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1962
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 1978
  • Retirement from Active Service: 06/30/1979
  • Date of Termination: 02/19/1993
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

David L. Bazelon in the Law School

  • Name of School: Northwestern University
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)L
  • Law Degree Year: 1931

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Read law
  • Law Degree Year: 1932

David L. Bazelon Career Path


  • Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1932-1935
  • Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Illinois, 1935-1946
  • Assistant attorney general, Public Lands Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1946-1949
  • Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, October 15, 1949; no Senate vote


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