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Anthony A. Alaimo (March 29, 1920 – December 30, 2009) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

Anthony A. Alaimo
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Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld (rear) observes as Judge Anthony Alaimo, administers the oath office to the first Military Commissions Review Panel on September 21, 2004 at The Pentagon
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
In office
July 1, 1991 – December 30, 2009
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
In office
1976–1990
Preceded byAlexander Atkinson Lawrence Jr.
Succeeded byBerry Avant Edenfield
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
In office
December 9, 1971 – July 1, 1991
Appointed byRichard Nixon
Preceded bySeat established by 84 Stat. 294
Succeeded byWilliam Theodore Moore Jr.
Personal details
Born
Anthony A. Alaimo

(1920-03-29)March 29, 1920
Termini Imerese, Sicily, Italy
DiedDecember 30, 2009(2009-12-30) (aged 89)
Brunswick, Georgia
EducationOhio Northern University (B.A.)
Emory University School of Law (J.D.)

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Education and careerEdit

Born in Termini Imerese in Sicily, Italy, Alaimo received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio Northern University in 1940, and then served as an aviator in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II, from 1941 to 1945. He achieved the rank of Second Lieutenant. After the war, Alaimo received a Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law in 1948 and entered the private practice of law in Atlanta, Georgia from 1948 to 1957, and in Brunswick, Georgia from 1957 to 1971.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

On November 29, 1971, President Richard Nixon nominated Alaimo to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia created by 84 Stat. 294. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 2, 1971, and received his commission on December 9, 1971. He served as Chief Judge from 1976 to 1990, and assumed senior status on July 1, 1991, serving in that status until his death.[1]

DeathEdit

Alaimo died on December 30, 2009, after being admitted to a Southeast Georgia Health System hospital in Brunswick, Georgia for treatment of an undisclosed condition. He was 89 years old.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Anthony A. Alaimo at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ "Anthony A. Alaimo - post-journal.com - News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information - Jamestown - Post-Journal". 15 January 2010.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 84 Stat. 294
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
1971–1991
Succeeded by
William Theodore Moore Jr.
Preceded by
Alexander Atkinson Lawrence Jr.
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
1976–1990
Succeeded by
Berry Avant Edenfield