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Leland Clure Morton

Biography of Leland Clure Morton

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Morton
  • First Name: Leland
  • Middle Name: Clure
  • Date of Birth: February , 20 , 1916
  • Place of Birth (POB): Knoxville , Tennessee (US-TN, TN, 47, Tenn)
  • Date of Death: April , 11 , 1998
  • Place of Death (POD): Knoxville , Tennessee (US-TN, TN, 47, Tenn)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Leland Clure Morton Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Richard M. Nixon ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 09/21/1970
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Qualified
  • Seat vacated by: Miller , William E.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 09/21/1970
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 10/07/1970
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 10/08/1970
  • Commission Date: 10/14/1970
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1977
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 1984
  • Retirement from Active Service: 07/31/1984
  • Date of Termination: 04/11/1998
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Leland Clure Morton in the Law School

  • Name of School: University of Tennessee
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1934

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): University of Tennessee College of Law
  • Degree: Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1936

Leland Clure Morton Career Path


  • Private practice, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1937-1941, 1946-1970
  • Special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, D.C., 1941-1945


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