Odell Horton

Personal

Birthday: 
5/13/1929
Birthplace: 
Bolivar, TN
Date of Death: 
2/22/2006
Place of Death: 
Memphis, TN
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Marine Corps, 1946-1947, 1951-1953
Private practice, Memphis, Tennessee, 1957-1962
Assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of Tennessee, 1962-1968
Director, Division of Hospital and Health Services, Memphis, Tennessee, 1968
Judge, Shelby County [Tennessee] Criminal Court, 1969-1970
President, LeMoyne-Owen College, 1970-1974
Commentator, WREC-TV (CBS), Memphis, Tennessee, 1972-1974
Director, Community Health Services, Mid-South Medical Center Council, Memphis, Tennessee, 1974-1976

Education

Name of School: 
Morehouse College
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1951
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: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1956

Judicial Career

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

Tennessee Western District Court

President Nominating: 
Jimmy Carter
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
5/12/1980
Retirement from Active Service: 
5/16/1995
Termination Date: 
2/22/2006
Termination Reason: 
Death
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Western District of Tennessee, 1976-1980

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