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Emory Marlin Sneeden

Biography of Emory Marlin Sneeden

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Sneeden
  • First Name: Emory
  • Middle Name: Marlin
  • Date of Birth: May , 30 , 1927
  • Place of Birth (POB): Wilmington , North Carolina (US-NC, NC, 37, N.C., N. Car)
  • Date of Death: September , 24 , 1987
  • Place of Death (POD): Durham , North Carolina (US-NC, NC, 37, N.C., N. Car)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Emory Marlin Sneeden Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Court Type: United States Court of Appeals
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Ronald Reagan ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 08/01/1984
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Qualified
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 98 Stat. 333
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 08/01/1984
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 09/20/1984
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 10/04/1984
  • Commission Date: 10/04/1984
  • Date of Termination: 03/01/1986
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Resignation

Emory Marlin Sneeden in the Law School

  • Name of School: Wake Forest College
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1949

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Wake Forest College School of Law
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1953

Emory Marlin Sneeden Career Path


  • U.S. Army brigadier general, 1944-1975; enlisted service, 1944-1955; JAG Corps (retired as chief judge), 1955-1975
  • Counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 1975-1978, 1979-1981; chief counsel, 1981
  • Associate dean and lecturer, University of South Carolina School of Law, 1978-1982
  • Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1981-1985, 1986-1987


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