Joseph Woodrow Hatchett

Personal

Birthday: 
1932
Birthplace: 
Clearwater, FL
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army lieutenant, 1954-1956
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve lieutenant colonel and judge advocate, 1977-1988
Private practice, Daytona Beach, Florida, 1959-1966
Cooperating attorney, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, 1960-1966
Consultant, Daytona Beach [Florida] Urban Renewal Department, 1963-1966
Assistant U.S. attorney, Middle District of Florida, 1966-1971; first assistant U.S. attorney, 1967-1971
Special hearing office for conscientious objectors, U.S. Department of Justice, 1967-1968
Justice, Florida Supreme Court, 1975-1979

Education

Name of School: 
Florida A&M University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1954
Name of School - Second: 

Howard University School of Law

Consistent with providing the professional leadership necessary to advocate and defend the rights of all, but particularly of African-Americans and other minorities, it is the Law School's mission to: Educate and enable students to develop their highest capabilities and skills as lawyers; Engage as an institution in the active pursuit of solutions to domestic and international legal, social, economic and political problems that are of particular concern to minority groups; and Imbue its students with dedication to excellence and commitment to the solutions to those problems.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1959

Judicial Career

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

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Jimmy Carter
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
7/13/1979
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
Termination Date - Second: 
5/14/1999
Termination Reason - Second: 
Retirement
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1971-1975

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