John Milton Bryan Simpson
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John Milton Bryan Simpson
John Milton Bryan Simpson
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

October 1, 1981 - August 27, 1987
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

June 30, 1975 - October 1, 1981
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

November 3, 1966 - June 30, 1975
Lyndon B. Johnson
Seat established by 80 Stat. 75
Gerald Bard Tjoflat
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

1962-1966
Office established
Joseph Patrick Lieb
Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

October 29, 1962 - November 22, 1966
operation of law
Seat established by 76 Stat. 247
Ben Krentzman
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

1961-1962
George William Whitehurst
David W. Dyer
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

September 26, 1950 - October 29, 1962
Harry S. Truman
Louie Willard Strum
Seat abolished
Personal details
Born John Milton Bryan Simpson
(1903-05-30)May 30, 1903
Kissimmee, Florida
Died August 22, 1987(1987-08-22) (aged 84)
Education Fredric G. Levin College of Law (LL.B.)

John Milton Bryan Simpson (May 30, 1903 - August 22, 1987) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and previously was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Education and career

Born in Kissimmee, Florida, Simpson received a Bachelor of Laws from the Fredric G. Levin College of Law at the University of Florida in 1926. He was in private practice of law in Jacksonville, Florida from 1926 to 1946. He was an assistant state's attorney of the Fourth Florida Circuit from 1933 to 1939. He was a Judge of the Criminal Court of Record in Duval County, Florida from 1939 to 1943. He was a United States Army First Lieutenant from 1943 to 1945. He was a Judge of the Criminal Court of Record in Duval County from 1945 to 1946. He was a Circuit Judge of the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida from 1946 to 1950.[1]

Federal judicial service

Simpson was nominated by President Harry S Truman on September 14, 1950, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida vacated by Judge Louie Willard Strum. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 23, 1950, and received his commission on September 26, 1950. He served as Chief Judge from 1961 to 1962. He was reassigned by operation of law on October 29, 1962 to the newly created United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, to a seat established by 76 Stat. 247. He served as Chief Judge from 1962 to 1966. His service was terminated on November 22, 1966, due to elevation to the Fifth Circuit.[1]

Simpson was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson on October 11, 1966, to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, to a new seat created by 80 Stat. 75. He was confirmed by the Senate on October 20, 1966, and received his commission on November 3, 1966. He assumed senior status on June 30, 1975. He was reassigned by operation of law on October 1, 1981, to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. His service was terminated on August 22, 1987, due to his death.[1]

Notable case

Simpson was noted for his legal decisions[further explanation needed] during the civil rights demonstrations in St. Augustine, Florida that led directly to the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964.[]

Honor

The John Milton Bryan Simpson United States Courthouse in Jacksonville in named in his honor.[]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Louie Willard Strum

1950-1962
Succeeded by
Seat abolished
Preceded by
George William Whitehurst

1961-1962
Succeeded by
David W. Dyer
Preceded by
Seat established by 76 Stat. 247

1962-1966
Succeeded by
Ben Krentzman
Preceded by
Office established

1962-1966
Succeeded by
Joseph Patrick Lieb
Preceded by
Seat established by 80 Stat. 75

1966-1975
Succeeded by
Gerald Bard Tjoflat

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