Terry Lee Shell

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Terry Lee Shell
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
In office
September 16, 1975 – June 25, 1978
Appointed by Gerald Ford
Preceded by Jesse Smith Henley
Succeeded by Richard S. Arnold
Personal details
Born Terry Lee Shell
(1922-04-02)April 2, 1922
Franklin, Arkansas
Died June 25, 1978(1978-06-25) (aged 56)
Little Rock, Arkansas
Education Arkansas State University (B.S.E.)
University of Arkansas School of Law (LL.B.)

Terry Lee Shell (April 2, 1922 – June 25, 1978) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas and the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Franklin, Arkansas, Shell was in the United States Army during World War II, from 1943 to 1945. He received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Arkansas State University in 1946 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1949. He was in private practice in Arkansas from 1949 to 1960. He was a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1953 to 1954. He was prosecuting attorney of the 2nd Judicial Circuit of Arkansas from 1955 to 1960. He was a chancery judge of the 12th Chancery Circuit Court of Arkansas from 1961 to 1975.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Shell was nominated by President Gerald Ford on July 25, 1975, to a joint seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas and the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas vacated by Judge Jesse Smith Henley. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 15, 1975, and received his commission on September 16, 1975, serving until his death.[1]

Death[edit]

Shell died on June 25, 1978, after suffering a heart attack at his residence in Little Rock, Arkansas, leading to cardiac arrest after he arrived at the hospital.[2]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Jesse Smith Henley
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas

1975–1978
Succeeded by
Richard S. Arnold