Marion Speed Boyd

Personal

Birthday: 
9/12/1900
Birthplace: 
Covington, TN
Date of Death: 
1/9/1988
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Memphis, Tennessee, 1921-
State representative, Tennessee, 1925-1927
Assistant attorney general, Shelby County, Tennessee, 1927-1935
State senator, Tennessee, 1935
Referee in bankruptcy, Western District of Tennessee, 1935-1937
Judge, Memphis [Tennessee] City Court, 1937-1938
Attorney general, Shelby County, Tennessee, 1940-1961

Education

Name of School: 

University of Tennessee College of Law

The University of Tennessee College of Law opened its doors in 1890, but it has never been better than it is today. For more than 110 years the Tennessee faculty have been dedicated to training competent, ethical attorneys. As the practice of law has changed, the curriculum has changed to keep pace with the evolving demands of the profession. However, the fundamental tasks -- "the development of skills, the nurture of intellect, and the molding of character" -- have never changed. The College of Law teaches its students to think, write, and speak like lawyers, providing them with a complete legal education.

Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1921

Judicial Career

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

Tennessee Western District Court

President Nominating: 
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
9/27/1940
Retirement from Active Service: 
8/1/1966
Termination Date: 
1/9/1988
Termination Reason: 
Death
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