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Alan Norris

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Alan Norris
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Title:   Senior Judge
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   7/1/1986-7/1/2001
Senior:   7/1/2001-Present
Preceded by:   Leroy Contie
Succeeded by:   Deborah Cook
Past post:   Ohio Court of Appeals, Tenth District
Past term:   1980-1986
Personal History
Born:   1935
Hometown:   Columbus, OH
Undergraduate:   Otterbein College, 1957
Law School:   New York University Law, 1960
Grad. School:   University of Virginia Law, 1986

Alan Eugene Norris is a federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He joined the court in 1986 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Norris is serving on senior status.[1]


Norris graduated from Otterbein College with his bachelor's degree in 1957 before from New York University School of Law with his LL.B in 1960. Norris obtained his Master's of Laws degree in 1986 from the University of Virginia School of Law.[1]

Professional career

Norris was a law clerk for former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Kingsley A. Taft from 1960 to 1961. Norris was a private practice attorney in Ohio from 1961 to 1980. Norris was an elected member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1967 to 1980, and served as an instructor at Otterbein College from 1976 to 1980. Norris was a judge in the Ohio Court of Appeals for the Tenth District from 1980 to 1986.[1]

Judicial career

Norris was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit by President Ronald Reagan on April 22, 1986, to a seat vacated by Judge Leroy Contie. Norris was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 6, 1986, and received commission on July 1, 1986. Norris assumed senior status on July 1, 2001.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Leroy Contie
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
Succeeded by:
Deborah Cook