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Luther Swygert

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Luther Swygert
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Title:   Former Federal Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Service:
Appointed by:   John F. Kennedy
Active:   9/29/1961 - 7/1/1981
Chief:   1970 - 1975
Senior:   7/1/1981 - 3/16/1988
Preceded by:   New Seat
Past post:   Northern District of Indiana
Past chief:   1954 - 1961
Past term:   10/16/1943 - 10/10/1961
Personal History
Born:   February 5, 1905
Hometown:   Miami County, OH
Deceased:   March 16, 1988
Law School:   Notre Dame Law School, LL.B., 1927

Luther Merritt Swygert (1905-1988) was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.[1]

Early life and education

  • Notre Dame Law School, LL.B., 1927[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, Indiana, 1928-1931
  • Deputy prosecuting attorney, Lake County, Indiana, 1931-1933
  • Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Indiana, 1934-1943[1]

Judicial career

Northern District of Indiana

Swygert was nominated to the Northern District of Indiana by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on September 29, 1943, to a seat vacated by Thomas W. Slick; he was confirmed by the Senate on October 14, 1943, and received commission on October 16, 1943. From 1954-1961, he served as the chief judge. He served the Northern District of Indiana until he was elevated to the Seventh Circuit on October 10, 1961.[1] Swygert was succeeded in this position by Jesse Eschbach.

Seventh Circuit

Swygert was nominated to the Seventh Circuit by President John F. Kennedy on September 18, 1961, to a new seat created by 75 Stat. 80; he was confirmed by the Senate on September 23, 1961, and received commission on September 29, 1961. From 1970-1975, he served as the chief judge. He assumed senior status on July 1, 1981. He served the Seventh Circuit until his death on March 16, 1988.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Thomas Whitten Slick
Northern District of Indiana
1943–1961
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
Jesse Eschbach
Preceded by:
NA - new seat
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
1961–1988
Succeeded by:
Jesse Eschbach