Ira De Ment

Personal

Birthday: 
12/21/1931
Birthplace: 
Birmingham, AL
Date of Death: 
7/16/2011
Place of Death: 
Montgomery, AL
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army Reserve lieutenant colonel, 1953-1974
U.S. Air Force Reserve major general and judge advocate, 1982-1986
Law clerk, Hon. Pelham J. Merrill, Supreme Court of Alabama, 1958-1959
Assistant attorney general, State of Alabama, 1959
Assistant U.S. attorney, Middle District of Alabama, 1959-1961
Private practice, Montgomery, Alabama, 1961-1969, 1977-1992
Assistant city attorney, Montgomery, Alabama, 1965-1969
U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, 1969-1977
Special counsel, Gov. Fob James, Alabama, 1980-1982
Special counsel, Gov. George C. Wallace, Alabama, 1983-1986
Special counsel, Gov. Guy Hunt, Alabama, 1987-1988, 1991
Chief judge, Wake Island Court of Appeals, 1985-1992

Education

Name of School: 
University of Alabama
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1953
Name of School - Second: 

University of Alabama School of Law

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Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1958

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
Court Name: 

Alabama Middle District Court

President Nominating: 
George H.W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
3/18/1992
Retirement from Active Service: 
4/15/2002
Termination Date: 
7/16/2011
Termination Reason: 
Death
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