Joseph Hatchett

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Joseph Hatchett
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Title:   Former Judge
Service:
Appointed by:   Jimmy Carter
Active:   10/1/1981 - 5/14/1999
Chief:   1996-1999
Past post:   Fifth Circuit
Past term:   1979-1981
Personal History
Born:   1932
Undergraduate:   Florida A&M U> '54
Law School:   Howard U. Law '59

Joseph Woodrow Hatchett (b. 1932) was a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Education

  • Florida A&M University, B.A., 1954
  • Howard University School of Law, J.D., 1959[1]

Professional career

  • U.S. Army Lieutenant, 1954-1956
  • U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Lieutenant Colonel, JAG Corps, 1977-1988
  • Private practice, Daytona Beach, Florida, 1959-1966
  • Cooperating attorney, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, 1960-1966
  • Consultant, Daytona Beach Urban Renewal Department, 1963-1966
  • Assistant U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Florida, 1966
  • First assistant U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Florida, 1967-1971
  • Special hearing office for conscientious objectors, U.S. Department of Justice, 1967-1968
  • Justice, Florida Supreme Court, 1975-1979[1]

Federal judicial career

Middle District of Florida

Hatchett served as a federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida from 1971-1975.[1]

Fifth Circuit

Hatchett was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit by Jimmy Carter on May 17, 1979, to a new seat created by 92 Stat. 1629. He was confirmed by the Senate on July 12, 1979, and received his commission on July 13, 1979. He left the court on October 1, 1981, due to assignment to the Eleventh Circuit.[1]

Eleventh Circuit

Judge Hatchett was reassigned to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on October 1, 1981. He served as the court's chief judge from 1996 to 1999. Hatchett retired from the court on May 14, 1999.[1]

References

Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA - new seat
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
1979–1981
Succeeded by:
NA
Preceded by:
NA - reassigned
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
1981–1999
Succeeded by:
Charles Wilson