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Edwin Ford Hunter

Biography of Edwin Ford Hunter Jr.

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Hunter
  • First Name: Edwin
  • Middle Name: Ford
  • Generational Suffix: Jr.
  • Date of Birth: February , 18 , 1911
  • Place of Birth (POB): Alexandria , Louisiana (US-LA, LA, 22, La.)
  • Date of Death: February , 22 , 2002
  • Place of Death (POD): Lake Charles , Louisiana (US-LA, LA, 22, La.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Edwin Ford Hunter Jr. Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Dwight D. Eisenhower ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 01/11/1954
  • Judicial Recess Appointment date: 10/03/1953
  • Seat vacated by: Porterie , Gaston L.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 01/11/1954
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 02/08/1954
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 02/09/1954
  • Commission Date: 02/10/1954
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1973
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 1976
  • Retirement from Active Service: 02/19/1976
  • Date of Termination: 02/22/2002
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Edwin Ford Hunter Jr. in the Law School

  • Name of School: George Washington University Law School
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1938

Edwin Ford Hunter Jr. Career Path


  • Private practice, Springhill, Louisiana, 1938-1941
  • Private practice, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1941-1942, 1945-1953
  • U.S. Navy, 1942-1945
  • State representative, Louisiana, 1948-1952
  • Executive counsel, Gov. Robert F. Kennon, Louisiana, 1952-1953


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