Harry Walker Wellford

Personal

Birthday: 
1924
Birthplace: 
Memphis, TN
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Navy ensign, 1944-1946
Private practice, Memphis, Tennessee, 1950-1970

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, August 4, 1976; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Washington and Lee University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1947
Name of School - Second: 

Vanderbilt University Law School

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Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1950

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
Court Name: 

Tennessee Western District Court

President Nominating: 
Richard M. Nixon
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
12/12/1970
Termination Date: 
9/10/1982
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Second: 
8/20/1982
Retirement from Active Service - Second: 
1/15/1991
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