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Ira De Ment
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Service:
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   3/18/1992 - 4/15/2002
Senior:   4/15/2002 - 7/16/2011
Preceded by:   Truman Hobbs
Succeeded by:   Mark Fuller
Personal History
Born:   1931
Hometown:   Birmingham, AL
Deceased:   July 16, 2011
Undergraduate:   University of Alabama, B.S., 1953
Law School:   University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1958
Military service:   U.S. Army Reserve 1953-1974,
U.S. Air Force Reserve 1982-1986

Ira De Ment was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. He passed away in July 2011 after serving as a senior judge since 2002.[1]

De Ment was nominated by President George H.W. Bush on November 14, 1991, to a seat vacated by Truman Hobbs; he was confirmed by the Senate on March 13, 1992, and received commission on March 18. He assumed senior status on April 15, 2002. De Ment was succeeded in this position by Mark Fuller.

Early life and education

  • University of Alabama, B.S., 1953
  • University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 1958

Professional career

  • U.S. Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel, 1953-1974
  • U.S. Air Force Reserve Major General, JAG Corps, 1982-1986
  • Law clerk, Hon. Pelham J. Merrill, Supreme Court of Alabama, 1958-1959
  • Assistant state attorney general, Alabama, 1959
  • Assistant U.S. attorney, Middle District of Alabama, 1959-1961
  • Private practice, Montgomery, Alabama, 1961-1969
  • Assistant city attorney, City of Montgomery, Alabama, 1965-1969
  • U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, 1969-1977
  • Private practice, Montgomery, Alabama, 1977-1992
  • Special counsel, Governor Fob James, State of Alabama, 1980-1982
  • Special counsel, Governor George C. Wallace, State of Alabama, 1983-1986
  • Special counsel, Governor Guy Hunt, State of Alabama, 1987-1988, 1991
  • Chief judge, Wake Island Court of Appeals, 1985-1992

Judicial career

Middle District of Alabama

De Ment was nominated by President George H.W. Bush on November 14, 1991, to a seat vacated by Truman Hobbs; he was confirmed by the Senate on March 13, 1992, and received commission on March 18. He assumed senior status on April 15, 2002.[2] De Ment was succeeded in this position by Mark Fuller.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Truman Hobbs
Middle District of Alabama
1992–2002
Seat #3
Succeeded by:
Mark Fuller