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J. Owen Forrester

Biography of J. Owen Forrester

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Forrester
  • First Name: J.
  • Middle Name: Owen
  • Date of Birth: April , 27 , 1939
  • Place of Birth (POB): Columbus , Georgia (US-GA, GA, 13, Ga.)
  • Date of Death: July , 1 , 2014
  • Place of Death (POD): Atlanta , Georgia (US-GA, GA, 13, Ga.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

J. Owen Forrester Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Ronald Reagan ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 11/24/1981
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Qualified
  • Seat vacated by: Edenfield , Newell
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 11/24/1981
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 12/08/1981
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 12/09/1981
  • Commission Date: 12/10/1981
  • Retirement from Active Service: 04/27/2004
  • Date of Termination: 07/01/2014
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

J. Owen Forrester in the Law School

  • Name of School: Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1961

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Emory University School of Law
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1966

J. Owen Forrester Career Path


  • Staff attorney, Callaway for Governor Committee, Georgia, 1966-1967
  • Private practice, Atlanta, Georgia, 1967-1969
  • Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Georgia, 1969-1976

    Bankruptcy and Magistrate service

    United States Magistrate, United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1976-1981


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