Aloyisus Leon Higginbotham Jr.

Personal

Birthday: 
2/25/1928
Birthplace: 
Trenton, NJ
Date of Death: 
12/14/1998
Place of Death: 
Boston, MA
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. Curtis Bok, Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County [Pennsylvania], 1952-1953
Assistant district attorney, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, 1953-1954
Private practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1954-1962
Special deputy attorney general, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1956-1962
Special hearing officer for conscientious objectors, U.S. Department of Justice, 1960-1962
Commissioner, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, 1961-1962
Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, 1962-1964
Private practice, New York City and Washington, D.C., 1993-1998
Professor, Harvard University, 1993-1998

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, September 25, 1963; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Antioch College
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1949
Name of School - Second: 

Yale University Law School

Located in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale Law School, is one of the world's premier law schools. It offers an unmatched environment of excellence and educational intimacy in the form of world renowned faculty, small classes, limitless opportunities for clinical training, and strong encouragement of public service. Small by design, our impact on the world is measured by its accomplished graduates and its ongoing scholarship and outreach through 17 centers and projects.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1952

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Court Name: 

Pennsylvania Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
Lyndon B. Johnson
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
3/17/1964
Termination Date: 
11/7/1977
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

Third Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Second: 
10/11/1977
Retirement from Active Service - Second: 
1/31/1991
Termination Date - Second: 
3/5/1993
Termination Reason - Second: 
Retirement
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