Emory M. Sneeden

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Emory Sneeden
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
In office
October 4, 1984 – March 1, 1986
Appointed byRonald Reagan
Preceded bySeat established by 98 Stat. 333
Succeeded byWilliam Walter Wilkins
Personal details
Born
Emory Marlin Sneeden

(1927-05-30)May 30, 1927
Wilmington, North Carolina
DiedSeptember 24, 1987(1987-09-24) (aged 60)
Durham, North Carolina
EducationWake Forest University (B.S.)
Wake Forest University School of Law (LL.B.)

Emory Marlin Sneeden (May 30, 1927 – September 24, 1987) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Education and career[edit]

Sneeden was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, he graduated from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1949, and earned a Bachelor of Laws from the Wake Forest University School of Law in 1953. He also attended the United States Army War College, the Hague Academy of International Law, and the Executive Management Program at the University of Pittsburgh. During World War II, he served in the United States Army, later serving in the Judge Advocate General's Corps stationed in Korea and Vietnam, and was eventually appointed as the Army's Chief Judge before his retirement from the service at the rank of Brigadier General in 1975. Following his retirement from the military, he served on the Senate Judiciary Committee staff of United States Senator Strom Thurmond, before joining the law school faculty at the University of South Carolina, he later served as Chief Minority Counsel and Chief Counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee from 1979 to 1981. He was in the private practice of law in Washington, D.C. from 1981 to 1985.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Sneeden was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on August 1, 1984, to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, to a new seat created by 98 Stat. 333. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 4, 1984, and received commission the same day, his service was terminated on March 1, 1986, due to resignation.[1]

Final years and death[edit]

After his resignation from the bench, Sneeden returned to private practice in Washington, D.C. until his death of cancer on September 24, 1987, in Durham, North Carolina.[2] In 1989, a courtroom in Hanaur, Germany was named in his honor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sneeden, Emory Marlin - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
  2. ^ "OBITUARIES". 26 September 1987 – via washingtonpost.com.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 98 Stat. 333
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
1984–1986
Succeeded by
William Walter Wilkins