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Frank Hampton McFadden (born November 20, 1925) is a former United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama and is currently an attorney in private practice.

Frank Hampton McFadden
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
In office
1973–1982
Preceded bySeybourn Harris Lynne
Succeeded bySam C. Pointer Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
In office
August 9, 1969 – January 1, 1982
Appointed byRichard Nixon
Preceded byHarlan Hobart Grooms
Succeeded byWilliam Acker
Personal details
Born
Frank Hampton McFadden

(1925-11-20) November 20, 1925 (age 93)
Oxford, Mississippi
EducationUniversity of Mississippi (B.A.)
Yale Law School (LL.B.)

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Education and careerEdit

Born on November 20, 1925, in Oxford, Mississippi,[1] McFadden was in the United States Navy from 1944 to 1949 and from 1951 to 1953. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Mississippi in 1950 and a Bachelor of Laws from Yale Law School in 1955. He was in private practice in New York City, New York, from 1955 to 1958, and then in Birmingham, Alabama until 1969.[2]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

On July 22, 1969, McFadden was nominated by President Richard Nixon to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama vacated by Judge Harlan Hobart Grooms. McFadden was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 8, 1969, and received his commission on August 9, 1969. He served as Chief Judge from 1973 until his resignation on January 1, 1982.

Post judicial serviceEdit

Following his resignation from the federal bench, McFadden became an executive with Blount, Inc., in Montgomery, Alabama, serving until 1995.[2] In 1995, McFadden joined the Montgomery law firm of Capell and Howard, Inc., where he remains active as of July 2018, serving as Of Counsel at the firm. He specializes in drafting contracts for construction and procurement and alternative dispute resolution.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. 1. New Providence, New Jersey: Martindale-Hubbell. 1968. p. 1147.
  2. ^ a b Frank Hampton McFadden at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  3. ^ "Attorney Frank H. McFadden - Capell & Howard P.C. - Montgomery, AL". capellhoward.com.

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