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Edward Samuel Smith

Biography of Edward Samuel Smith

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Smith
  • First Name: Edward
  • Middle Name: Samuel
  • Date of Birth: March , 27 , 1919
  • Place of Birth (POB): Birmingham , Alabama (US-AL, AL, Ala.)
  • Date of Death: March , 22 , 2001
  • Place of Death (POD): Birmingham , Alabama (US-AL, AL, Ala.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Edward Samuel Smith Court Service Information

  • Court Name: Court of Claims
  • Court Type: Court of Claims
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Jimmy Carter ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 06/30/1978
  • Seat vacated by: Skelton , Byron G.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 07/10/1978
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 07/25/1978
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 07/26/1978
  • Commission Date: 07/28/1978
  • Date of Termination: 09/30/1982
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Reassignment

Second Appointment of Edward Samuel Smith

  • Court Name: United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Court Type: United States Court of Appeals
  • Origin: Reassignment
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 96 Stat. 25
  • Commission Date: 10/01/1982
  • Retirement from Active Service: 06/01/1989
  • Date of Termination: 03/22/2001
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Edward Samuel Smith in the Law School

  • Name of School: University of Virginia
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1941

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): University of Virginia School of Law
  • Degree: Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1947

Edward Samuel Smith Career Path


  • U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant, 1941-1946
  • Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1947-1961
  • Tax Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1961-1963; chief of trial section, 1961; deputy assistant attorney general and assistant for civil trials, 1962-1963
  • Private practice, Baltimore, Maryland, 1963-1978


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