Harry Wellford

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Harry Wellford
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Title:   Senior Judge
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   8/20/1982-1/15/1991
Senior:   1/15/1991-Present
Preceded by:   Bailey Brown
Succeeded by:   Eugene Siler
Past post:   Western District of Tennessee
Past term:   1970-1991
Past position:   Seat #3
Personal History
Born:   1924
Undergraduate:   Washington and Lee University, 1947
Law School:   Vanderbilt University Law, 1950

Harry Walker Wellford is a federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.[1]He assumed senior status on January 15, 1991.

Education

  • Washington and Lee University, B.A., 1947
  • Vanderbilt University Law School, LL.B, 1950[1]

Military service

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Judicial career

Sixth Circuit

Wellford was nominated to the Sixth Circuit by President Ronald Reagan on July 27, 1982, to a seat vacated by Judge Bailey Brown. Wellford was confirmed by the Senate on August 20, 1982, and received commission that same day. He assumed senior status on January 15, 1991.[1]

Western District of Tennessee

Wellford was nominated to the Western District of Tennessee by President Richard Nixon on November 24, 1970, to a new seat created by 84 Stat. 294. He was confirmed by the Senate on December 11, 1970, and received commission the next day. He served the Western District of Tennessee until he was elevated to the Sixth Circuit September 10, 1982.[1] Wellford was succeeded in this position by Judge Julia Gibbons.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA - new seat
Western District of Tennessee
1970–1982
Seat #3
Succeeded by:
Julia Gibbons
Preceded by:
Bailey Brown
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
1982–present
Succeeded by:
Eugene Siler