Gilbert Stroud Merritt Jr.

Personal

Birthday: 
1936
Birthplace: 
Nashville, TN
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Faculty, Vanderbilt University Law School, 1960-1961, 1969-1970, 1973-1975; assistant dean and instructor, 1960-1961; associate professor of law, 1969-1970; lecturer, 1973-1975
Private practice, Nashville, Tennessee, 1962-1963, 1970-1977
Associate metropolitan attorney, Nashville, Tennessee, 1963-1966
U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, 1966-1969
Executive secretary, Tennessee Code Commission, 1977

Education

Name of School: 
Yale University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1957
Name of School - Second: 

Vanderbilt University Law School

The skills of lawyers, including the skills of analyzing complex issues, asking the right questions, advocating for clients, and managing disputes and organizations, are best taught in a rigorous setting by first-rate faculty, in the company of outstanding classmates. At Vanderbilt, you'll find a faculty that is second to none in combining excellent and demanding teaching with important and influential research. More than anywhere else, Vanderbilt professors are demanding in class and civil and accessible outside it. Our faculty and staff work hard to model, in every class and every program, best practices in teaching law. As a result, our graduates are in high demand, with more than 550 employers visiting Vanderbilt every year to recruit our students for positions throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1960
Name of School - Third: 

Harvard Law School

The world's premier center for legal education and research, Harvard Law School provides unparalleled opportunities to study law and related disciplines in an energetic and creative learning environment. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, and teaching. Through its faculty, students, and alumni, Harvard Law School is able to contribute solutions to the world's most complex legal and social challenges.

Degree - Third: 
LL.M.
Degree Year - Third: 
1962

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Court Name: 

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Jimmy Carter
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
10/31/1977
Retirement from Active Service: 
1/17/2001
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