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Ira Dement

Biography of Ira DeMent

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): DeMent
  • First Name: Ira
  • Date of Birth: December , 21 , 1931
  • Place of Birth (POB): Birmingham , Alabama (US-AL, AL, Ala.)
  • Date of Death: July , 16 , 2011
  • Place of Death (POD): Montgomery , Alabama (US-AL, AL, Ala.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Ira DeMent Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: George H.W. Bush ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 11/14/1991
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Qualified
  • Seat vacated by: Hobbs , Truman M.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 11/14/1991
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 03/12/1992
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 03/13/1992
  • Commission Date: 03/18/1992
  • Retirement from Active Service: 04/15/2002
  • Date of Termination: 07/16/2011
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Ira DeMent in the Law School

  • Name of School: University of Alabama
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1953

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): University of Alabama School of Law
  • Degree: Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1958

Ira DeMent Career Path


  • U.S. Army Reserve lieutenant colonel, 1953-1974
  • U.S. Air Force Reserve major general and judge advocate, 1982-1986
  • Law clerk, Hon. Pelham J. Merrill, Supreme Court of Alabama, 1958-1959
  • Assistant attorney general, State of Alabama, 1959
  • Assistant U.S. attorney, Middle District of Alabama, 1959-1961
  • Private practice, Montgomery, Alabama, 1961-1969, 1977-1992
  • Assistant city attorney, Montgomery, Alabama, 1965-1969
  • U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, 1969-1977
  • Special counsel, Gov. Fob James, Alabama, 1980-1982
  • Special counsel, Gov. George C. Wallace, Alabama, 1983-1986
  • Special counsel, Gov. Guy Hunt, Alabama, 1987-1988, 1991
  • Chief judge, Wake Island Court of Appeals, 1985-1992


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  • Article Name: Ira Dement
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  • Description: Biography of Ira DeMent Biographic DetailsFamily Name (Surname): DeMent First Name: Ira Date of Birth: December , 21 , 1931 [...]

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