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John Lewis Smith

Biography of John Lewis Smith Jr.

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Smith
  • First Name: John
  • Middle Name: Lewis
  • Generational Suffix: Jr.
  • Date of Birth: September , 20 , 1912
  • Place of Birth (POB): Washington , District of Columbia (US-DC, DC, 11, D.C., Wash. D.C.)
  • Date of Death: September , 4 , 1992
  • Place of Death (POD): Washington , District of Columbia (US-DC, DC, 11, D.C., Wash. D.C.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

John Lewis Smith Jr. Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Lyndon B. Johnson ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 10/06/1966
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Well Qualified
  • Seat vacated by: Youngdahl , Luther W.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 10/06/1966
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 10/20/1966
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 10/20/1966
  • Commission Date: 11/03/1966
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1981
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 1982
  • Retirement from Active Service: 01/31/1983
  • Date of Termination: 09/04/1992
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

John Lewis Smith Jr. in the Law School

  • Name of School: Princeton University
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1935

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Georgetown College Law School (now Georgetown University Law Center)
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1938

Third Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Georgetown College Law School (now Georgetown University Law Center)
  • Degree: Master of Laws (LL.M.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1939

John Lewis Smith Jr. Career Path

Employment:

  • Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Columbia, 1940-1946
  • U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, Air Corps, 1942-1946
  • Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1946-1956
  • Commissioner, District of Columbia Public Utilities Commission, 1956-1957
  • Judge, District of Columbia Court of General Sessions, 1957-1966; associate judge, 1957-1959; chief judge, 1959-1966

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