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Emory Sneeden

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Emory Marlin Sneeden was a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.[1] He joined the court in 1984 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan.

Early life and education

Emory Sneeden was born May 30, 1927 in Wilmington, North Carolina. He earned his bachelor's degree at Wake Forest University in 1949 and his LL.B. at the same institution under the law program in 1953.

Federal judicial career

Sneeden was nominated by Ronald Reagan on August 1, 1984, to a new seat created by 98 Statute 333. He was later confirmed by the Senate on October 4, 1984 and received his commission on the same day. Sneeden's service terminated on March 1, 1986 due to resignation. He later died on September 24, 1987 in Durham, North Carolina.

Judicial Career

  • U.S. Army Brigadier General, 1944-1975
  • Enlisted service, 1944-1955
  • JAG Corps, (retired as chief judge), 1955-1975
  • Chief minority counsel, Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust and Monopoly, 1975-1976
  • Chief minority counsel, Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 1977-1978
  • Associate dean and lecturer, University of South Carolina School of Law, 1978-1982
  • Chief minority counsel and chief counsel, Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 1979-1981
  • Private practice, Washington, DC, 1981-1985
  • Private practice, Washington, DC, 1986-1987


Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA - new seat
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
Succeeded by:
William Walter Wilkins