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Howell Webster Melton

Biography of Howell Webster Melton Sr.

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Melton
  • First Name: Howell
  • Middle Name: Webster
  • Generational Suffix: Sr.
  • Date of Birth: December , 15 , 1923
  • Place of Birth (POB): Atlanta , Georgia (US-GA, GA, 13, Ga.)
  • Date of Death: December , 18 , 2015
  • Place of Death (POD): St. Augustine , Florida (US-FL, FL, 12, Fla., Fl., Flor.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Howell Webster Melton Sr. Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Jimmy Carter ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 03/29/1977
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Well Qualified
  • Seat vacated by: Tjoflat , Gerald B.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 03/29/1977
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 04/21/1977
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 04/25/1977
  • Commission Date: 04/26/1977
  • Retirement from Active Service: 02/01/1991
  • Date of Termination: 12/18/2015
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Howell Webster Melton Sr. in the Law School

  • Name of School: University of Florida
  • Degree: Associate of Arts (A.A.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1943

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): University of Florida College of Law
  • Degree: Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1948

Howell Webster Melton Sr. Career Path


  • U.S. Army, 1943-1946
  • U.S. Army Reserve, JAG Corps, 1949-1953
  • Private practice, St. Augustine, Florida, 1948-1961
  • County attorney, St. Johns County, Florida, 1959-1960
  • Judge, Circuit Court of Florida, Seventh Judicial Circuit, 1961-1977


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