Note: Judgepedia will be read-only from 9pm CST on February 25-March 5 while Judgepedia is merged into Ballotpedia.
Starting on March 5, all Judgepedia content will be contained on For status updates, visit

Charles Lovell

From Judgepedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Charles Lovell
Charles Lovell.JPG
Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Montana
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   4/4/1985 - 6/14/2000
Senior:   6/14/2000 - Present
Preceded by:   98 Stat. 333
Succeeded by:   Sam Haddon
Personal History
Born:   1929
Hometown:   Anaconda, MT
Undergraduate:   University of Montana, B.S., 1952
Law School:   University of Montana School of Law, J.D., 1959
Military service:   U.S. Air Force 1952 - 1954

Charles Lovell is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Montana. He joined the court in 1985 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Lovell is serving on senior status.[1]


Lovell graduated from the University of Montana with his bachelor's degree in 1952 and later graduated from the University of Montana School of Law with his Juris Doctorate degree in 1959.[1]

Military service

Lovell served in the U.S. Air Force on active duty from 1952 to 1954.[1]

Professional career

Prior to joining the court, Lovell was a private practice attorney licensed in the State of Montana from 1959 to 1985. He also served as the Chief Counsel in the Office of Montana State Attorney General handling appeals in the Appellate Division from 1969 to 1972.[1]

Judicial career

District of Montana

Lovell was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on March 27, 1985, to a new seat created by 98 Stat. 333. Lovell was confirmed by the Senate on April 3, 1985, and received commission on April 4, 1985. Lovell later assumed senior status on June 14, 2000.[1]

See also

External links


Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA-New Seat
District of Montana
Seat #3
Succeeded by:
Sam Haddon

MontanaMontana Supreme CourtMontana District CourtsMontana Courts of Limited JurisdictionMontana Water CourtMontana Workers' Compensation CourtUnited States District Court for the District of MontanaUnited States bankruptcy court, District of MontanaUnited States Court of Appeals for the Ninth CircuitMontana countiesMontana judicial newsMontana judicial electionsJudicial selection in MontanaMontanaTemplate.jpg