David W. Dyer

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David William Dyer (June 28, 1910–June 7, 1998) was an American lawyer and judge.

Dyer was born in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from Stetson University College of Law with an LL.B. in 1933.

Dyer was in private practice in Dade County, Florida from 1933 to 1942. From 1942 to 1945 he served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a major in the Judge Advocate General's Corps. During the end of the war he resumed his practice in Dade County.

President John F. Kennedy nominated Dyer to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida on September 1, 1961, to a new seat created by 75 Stat. 80. Confirmed by the Senate on September 8, 1961, and received commission on September 18, 1961. Dyer served as chief judge from 1962 to 1966.

President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Dyer to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on August 16, 1966, to a seat vacated by Warren Leroy Jones. Confirmed by the Senate on August 25, 1966, he received his commission on August 25, 1966. Dyer assumed senior status on September 30, 1976. He was reassigned to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on October 1, 1981, and remained on that court until his death in Miami, Florida in 1998.

Kenneth Starr was one of Dyer's law clerks, before clerking for Warren E. Burger. The David W. Dyer Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse is named for him.

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