Wayne G. Borah
Wayne G. Borah (April 28, 1891 – February 6, 1966) was a United States federal judge.
Born in Baldwin, Louisiana, Borah received an LL.B. from Louisiana State University in 1915. He was in private practice in New Orleans, Louisiana from 1915 to 1917, and was then in the United States Army during World War I, from 1917 to 1919, thereafter returning to his private practice until 1923. He was an assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana from 1923 to 1925, and then became the United States Attorney for that district until 1928.
On October 3, 1928, Borah received a recess appointment from President Calvin Coolidge to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana vacated by Louis H. Burns. Formally nominated on December 6, 1928, Borah was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 17, 1928, and received his commission the same day.
On October 15, 1949, President Harry S. Truman nominated Borah for elevation to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacated by Elmo Pearce Lee. Borah was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 19, 1949, and received his commission on October 21, 1949. He assumed senior status on December 31, 1956, serving in that capacity until his death, in 1966.
- Wayne G. Borah at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.