Lewis Render Morgan

Lewis Render Morgan (July 14, 1913 – November 15, 2001) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and previously was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Lewis Render Morgan
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
In office
October 1, 1981 – November 15, 2001
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
In office
September 1, 1978 – October 1, 1981
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
In office
July 25, 1968 – September 1, 1978
Appointed byLyndon B. Johnson
Preceded byElbert Tuttle
Succeeded byPhyllis A. Kravitch
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
In office
1965–1968
Preceded byFrank Arthur Hooper
Succeeded bySidney Oslin Smith Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
In office
August 10, 1961 – August 2, 1968
Appointed byJohn F. Kennedy
Preceded bySeat established by 75 Stat. 80
Succeeded byAlbert John Henderson
Personal details
Born
Lewis Render Morgan

(1913-07-14)July 14, 1913
LaGrange, Georgia
DiedNovember 15, 2001(2001-11-15) (aged 88)
LaGrange, Georgia
EducationUniversity of Georgia School of Law (LL.B.)

Education and careerEdit

Born in LaGrange, Georgia, Morgan received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1935. He served in the United States Army during World War II, from 1942 to 1943. He was in private practice in LaGrange from 1935 to 1961. He was a member of the Georgia General Assembly from 1937 to 1939. He was executive secretary to United States Representative A. Sidney Camp from 1939 to 1942. He served as city attorney of LaGrange from 1943 to 1946, and county attorney of Troup County, Georgia, from 1957 to 1961.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

Morgan was nominated by President John F. Kennedy on July 24, 1961, to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, to a new seat created by 75 Stat. 80. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 9, 1961, and received his commission on August 10, 1961. He served as Chief Judge from 1965 to 1968. His service was terminated on August 2, 1968, due to elevation to the Fifth Circuit.[1]

Morgan was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 17, 1968, to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacated by Judge Elbert Tuttle. He was confirmed by the Senate on July 25, 1968, and received his commission the same day. He assumed senior status on September 1, 1978. He was reassigned by operation of law to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on October 1, 1981. His service was terminated on November 15, 2001, due to his death in LaGrange.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 75 Stat. 80
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
1961–1968
Succeeded by
Albert John Henderson
Preceded by
Frank Arthur Hooper
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
1965–1968
Succeeded by
Sidney Oslin Smith Jr.
Preceded by
Elbert Tuttle
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
1968–1978
Succeeded by
Phyllis A. Kravitch