Albert John Henderson

Albert John Henderson (December 12, 1920 – May 11, 1999) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and earlier was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Albert John Henderson
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
In office
January 31, 1986 – May 11, 1999
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
In office
October 1, 1981 – January 31, 1986
Appointed byoperation of law
Preceded bySeat established
Succeeded byJames Larry Edmondson
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
In office
July 13, 1979 – October 1, 1981
Appointed byJimmy Carter
Preceded bySeat established by 92 Stat. 1629
Succeeded bySeat abolished
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
In office
1976–1979
Preceded byNewell Edenfield
Succeeded byCharles Allen Moye Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
In office
October 11, 1968 – July 26, 1979
Appointed byLyndon B. Johnson
Preceded byLewis Render Morgan
Succeeded byOrinda Dale Evans
Personal details
Born
Albert John Henderson

(1920-12-12)December 12, 1920
Canton, Georgia
DiedMay 11, 1999(1999-05-11) (aged 78)
Marietta, Georgia
EducationWalter F. George School of Law (LL.B.)

Education and careerEdit

Born in Canton, Georgia, Henderson was a Sergeant in the United States Army from 1943 to 1945, and then received a Bachelor of Laws from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in 1947. He was an underwriter for Lawyers Title Insurance Company in Atlanta, Georgia from 1947 to 1948, and was in private practice in Marietta, Georgia from 1948 to 1960. He was a trial attorney of the Assistant State Solicitor General's Office of the Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit from 1949 to 1952. He was a judge of the Juvenile Court of Cobb County, Georgia from 1953 to 1960, and then on the Superior Court of Cobb County from 1961 to 1968.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

On September 25, 1968, Henderson was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia vacated by Judge Lewis Render Morgan. Henderson was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 10, 1968, and received his commission on October 11, 1968. He served as Chief Judge from 1976 to 1979. His service terminated on July 26, 1979, due to his elevation to the Fifth Circuit.[1]

On April 18, 1979, President Jimmy Carter nominated Henderson to a new seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit created by 92 Stat. 1629. He was confirmed by the Senate on July 12, 1979, receiving his commission the following day. On October 1, 1981, Henderson was reassigned by operation of law to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He assumed senior status on January 31, 1986, serving in that capacity until his death, in Marietta.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Lewis Render Morgan
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
1968–1979
Succeeded by
Orinda Dale Evans
Preceded by
Newell Edenfield
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
1976–1979
Succeeded by
Charles Allen Moye Jr.
Preceded by
Seat established by 92 Stat. 1629
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
1979–1981
Succeeded by
Seat abolished
Preceded by
Seat established
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
1981–1986
Succeeded by
James Larry Edmondson