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Edwin Nelson
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Service:
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   1/24/1990 - 5/17/2003
Preceded by:   Foy Guin
Succeeded by:   Virginia Hopkins
Personal History
Born:   1940
Deceased:   2003
Law School:   Samford University, Cumberland School of Law (1969)

Edwin L. Nelson (1940-2003) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.

Nelson was nominated by President George H.W. Bush on September 13, 1989, to a seat vacated by Foy Guin; he was confirmed by the Senate on January 23, 1990, and received commission the next day. He served until his death on May 17, 2003. Nelson was succeeded in this position by Virginia Hopkins.

Early life and education

  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, LL.B., 1969

Professional career

  • U.S. Navy, 1958-1962
  • Private practice, Fort Payne, Alabama, 1969-1974
  • U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, 1974-1990

Judicial career

Northern District of Alabama

Nelson was nominated by President George H.W. Bush on September 13, 1989, to a seat vacated by Foy Guin; he was confirmed by the Senate on January 23, 1990, and received commission the next day. He served until his death on May 17, 2003.[1] Nelson was succeeded in this position by Virginia Hopkins.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Foy Guin
Northern District of Alabama
1990–2003
Seat #3
Succeeded by:
Virginia Hopkins