John Cooper Godbold

Personal

Birthday: 
3/24/1920
Birthplace: 
Coy, AL
Date of Death: 
12/22/2009
Place of Death: 
Montgomery, AL
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army major, Division Artillery Headquarters, 1941-1946
Private practice, Montgomery, Alabama, 1948-1966
Director, Federal Judicial Center, 1987-1990
Professor of law, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, 1990-2009

Education

Name of School: 
Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University)
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1940
Name of School - Second: 

Harvard Law School

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Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1948

Judicial Career

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

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Lyndon B. Johnson
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
7/22/1966
Termination Date: 
10/1/1981
Termination Reason: 
Reassignment
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Second: 
10/1/1981
Retirement from Active Service - Second: 
10/23/1987
Termination Date - Second: 
12/22/2009
Termination Reason - Second: 
Death
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