Charles Hardy Carr

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Charles Hardy Carr (August 18, 1903 – March 13, 1976) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Coahoma, Mississippi, Carr received an A.B. from Vanderbilt University in 1925 and an LL.B. from Yale Law School in 1926. He was in private practice in Memphis, Tennessee from 1926 to 1929. He was an instructor at Southwestern University, Los Angeles from 1930 to 1931, thereafter returning to private practice in Los Angeles, California from 1931 to 1933. He was an assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles, California from 1933 to 1936, and then a special assistant to the U.S. attorney general until 1940. He was again in private practice in Los Angeles from 1940 to 1943. He was the United States Attorney for the Southern District of California from 1943 to 1946. He was in private practice in Los Angeles from 1946 to 1962.

On July 12, 1962, Carr was nominated by President John F. Kennedy to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, created by 75 Stat. 80. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 9, 1962, and received his commission on August 14, 1962. On September 18, 1966 Carr was reassigned by operation of law to the United States District Court for the Central District of California. He assumed senior status on August 18, 1973, serving in that capacity until his death.

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