United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
|United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
|Appeals to||Eleventh Circuit|
|Established||August 11, 1848|
|Chief judge||Lisa Godbey Wood|
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia (in case citations, S.D. Ga.) is a United States District Court which serves the residents of thirty-four counties in Georgia through six divisions.
Appeals from cases brought in the Southern District of Georgia are taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).
The United States District Court for the District of Georgia was one of the original 13 courts established by the Judiciary Act of 1789, 1 Stat. 73, on September 24, 1789. The District was subdivided into Northern and Southern Districts on August 11, 1848, by 9 Stat. 280. The Middle District was formed from portions of those two Districts on May 28, 1926, by 44 Stat. 670.
|#||Title||Judge||Duty station||Born||Term of service||Appointed by|
|14||Chief Judge||Lisa Godbey Wood||Brunswick||1963||2007–present||2010–present||—||G.W. Bush|
|13||District Judge||William Theodore Moore Jr.||Savannah||1940||1994–present||2004–2010||—||Clinton|
|15||District Judge||James Randal Hall||Augusta||1958||2008–present||—||—||G.W. Bush|
|11||Senior District Judge||Berry Avant Edenfield||Savannah||1934||1978–2006||1997–2004||2006–present||Carter|
|12||Senior District Judge||Dudley Hollingsworth Bowen Jr.||Augusta||1941||1979–2006||1990–1997||2006–present||Carter|
|#||Judge||State||Born/Died||Active service||Term as Chief Judge||Senior status||Appointed by||Reason for
|1||John Cochran Nicoll||GA||1793–1863||1839–1861||—||—||Van Buren||resignation|
|2||John Erskine||GA||1813–1895||1865–1883||—||—||A. Johnson||retirement|
|4||William Wallace Lambdin||GA||1861–1916||1915–1916||—||—||Wilson||death|
|5||Beverly Daniel Evans, Jr.||GA||1865–1922||1917–1922||—||—||Wilson||death|
|6||William Hale Barrett||GA||1866–1941||1922–1941||—||—||Harding||death|
|7||Archibald Battle Lovett||GA||1884–1945||1941–1945||—||—||F. Roosevelt||death|
|8||Francis Muir Scarlett||GA||1891–1971||1946–1968||—||1968–1971||F. Roosevelt||death|
|9||Alexander Atkinson Lawrence, Jr.||GA||1906–1979||1968–1978||1970–1976||1978–1979||L. Johnson||death|
|10||Anthony A. Alaimo||GA||1920–2009||1971–1991||1976–1990||1991–2009||Nixon||death|
Succession of seats
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- U.S. District Courts of Georgia, Legislative history, Federal Judicial Center.
- Asbury Dickens, A Synoptical Index to the Laws and Treaties of the United States of America (1852), p. 390.
- Alfred Conkling, A Treatise on the Organization, Jurisdiction and Practice of the Courts of the United States (1864), p. 179.
- Recess appointment; formally nominated on January 23, 1840, confirmed by the United States Senate on February 17, 1840, and received commission on February 17, 1840. Nicoll was initially appointed to the United States District Court for the District of Georgia; he was reassigned to the Northern and Southern Districts by operation of law on August 11, 1848.
- Recess appointment; formally nominated on December 20, 1865, confirmed by the United States Senate on January 22, 1866, and received commission on January 22, 1866.