Oliver Seth (May 30, 1915 – March 27, 1996) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Oliver Seth
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Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
In office
December 25, 1984 – March 27, 1996
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
In office
1977–1984
Preceded byDavid Thomas Lewis
Succeeded byWilliam Judson Holloway Jr.
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
In office
June 20, 1962 – December 25, 1984
Appointed byJohn F. Kennedy
Preceded bySam G. Bratton
Succeeded byBobby Ray Baldock
Personal details
Born
Oliver Seth

(1915-05-30)May 30, 1915
Albuquerque, New Mexico
DiedMarch 27, 1996(1996-03-27) (aged 80)
EducationStanford University (B.A.)
Yale Law School (LL.B.)

Education and careerEdit

Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Seth received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University in 1937. He received a Bachelor of Laws from Yale Law School in 1940. He was in private practice of law in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1940. He was a United States Army Major from 1940 to 1946. He returned to private practice in Santa Fe from 1946 to 1962. He was a Government Appeal Agent for the Selective Service System from 1948 to 1952.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

Seth was nominated by President John F. Kennedy on May 24, 1962, to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit vacated by Judge Sam G. Bratton. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 11, 1962, and received his commission on June 20, 1962. He served as Chief Judge from 1977 to 1984. He assumed senior status on December 25, 1984. His service was terminated on March 27, 1996, due to his death.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Sam G. Bratton
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
1962–1984
Succeeded by
Bobby Ray Baldock
Preceded by
David Thomas Lewis
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
1977–1984
Succeeded by
William Judson Holloway Jr.