Griffin Boyette Bell

Personal

Birthday: 
10/31/1918
Birthplace: 
Americus, GA
Date of Death: 
1/5/2009
Place of Death: 
Atlanta, GA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Savannah, Georgia, 1948-1952
Private practice, Rome, Georgia, 1952-1953
Private practice, Atlanta, Georgia, 1953-1961, 1976, 1979-2009
Chief of staff, Gov. Ernest Vandiver, Georgia, 1959-1961
Attorney General of the United States, 1977-1979

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, September 20, 1961; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 

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: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1948

Judicial Career

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

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
John F. Kennedy
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
2/9/1962
Termination Date: 
3/1/1976
Termination Reason: 
Resignation
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