Emett Clay Choate
Born in Columbus, Ohio, Choate received an LL.B. from Indiana University in 1914. Choate was a U.S. Army major from 1917 to 1918, during World War I. He was in private practice in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma from 1917 to 1921, in New York City from 1922 to 1925, and in Miami, Florida from 1925 to 1954.
On June 22, 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower nominated Choate to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida created by 68 Stat. 8. He was confirmed by the Senate on July 20, 1954, and received his commission the same day.
Choate assumed senior status on January 31, 1965 and remained on the court until his death in 1974.
- Emett Clay Choate at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.