Walter Pettus Gewin

Personal

Birthday: 
12/9/1908
Birthplace: 
Nanafalia, AL
Date of Death: 
5/15/1981
Place of Death: 
Tuscaloosa, AL
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Birmingham, Alabama, 1935-1936
Private practice, Greensboro, Alabama, 1936-1951
Prosecutor, Hale County, Alabama, 1942-1951
Private practice, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1951-1961

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, September 20, 1961; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Birmingham-Southern College
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1930
Name of School - Second: 
Emory University
Degree - Second: 
B.L.S.
Degree Year - Second: 
1932
Name of School - Third: 

University of Alabama School of Law

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Degree - Third: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Third: 
1935

Judicial Career

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

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
John F. Kennedy
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
2/9/1962
Retirement from Active Service: 
11/1/1976
Termination Date: 
5/15/1981
Termination Reason: 
Death
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