Mac Swinford

IntroUnited States federal judge
Was Lawyer 
Judge 
Politician 
From United States of America 
Type Law 
Politics 
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Birth 23 December 1899 
, Cynthiana, USA
Death 3 February 1975 

(aged 75 years)
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Mac Swinford (December 23, 1899 – February 3, 1975) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky and the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky.

Education and career

Born in Cynthiana, Kentucky, Swinford attended the University of Virginia and read law in 1922, then graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1925. He was in private practice in Cynthiana from 1922 to 1933. He was a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1926 to 1929, and was then the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky from 1933 to 1937.

Federal judicial service

Swinford was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 19, 1937, to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky and the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, to a new joint seat authorized by 49 Stat. 1806. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 20, 1937, and received his commission on August 21, 1937. He served as Chief Judge of the Eastern District from 1963 to 1969. He was a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States from 1966 to 1969. His service terminated on February 3, 1975, due to his death.

Sources

  • Mac Swinford at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 49 Stat. 1806
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky

1937–1975
Succeeded by
Eugene Edward Siler Jr.
Preceded by
Hiram Church Ford
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
1963–1969
Succeeded by
Bernard Thomas Moynahan Jr.
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