George Harrold Carswell

Personal

Birthday: 
12/22/1919
Birthplace: 
Irwinton, GA
Date of Death: 
7/13/1992
Place of Death: 
Tallahassee, FL
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant, 1941-1945
Private practice, Georgia, 1948
Private practice, Tallahassee, Florida, 1948-1953, 1970-1992
U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Florida, 1953-1958
Candidate for U.S. Senate from Florida, 1970

Nominated to Supreme Court of the United States, January 19, 1970; rejected by Senate, April 8, 1970

Education

Name of School: 
Duke University
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1941
Name of School - Second: 

University of Georgia School of Law

Impressive Faculty - Includes authors of some of our country's leading legal scholarship, recipients of UGA's highest award for teaching excellence, Fulbright scholars, former law clerks to the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal courts, and former editors in chief of law reviews as well as former trial and corporate attorneys. Talented Student Body - Among the most selective public law schools in the nation, with LSATs of entering students near the top 10 percent of test takers nationwide and outstanding undergraduate GPAs.

Name of School - Third: 
U.S. Naval Academy
Name of School - Fourth: 

Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law

Mercer law school's model curriculum focuses on ethics and practical skills. It was honored with the Gambrell Professionalism Award from the American Bar Association for its "depth and excellence" and "obvious commitment to professionalism."

Degree - Fourth: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Fourth: 
1948

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
Court Name: 

Florida Northern District Court

President Nominating: 
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
4/10/1958
Termination Date: 
6/27/1969
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Second: 
6/20/1969
Termination Date - Second: 
4/20/1970
Termination Reason - Second: 
Resignation
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