Frederick Alvin Daugherty

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Frederick Alvin Daugherty (August 18, 1914 – April 7, 2006) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Daugherty received an LL.B. from Cumberland University in 1933. He was in private practice in Oklahoma City from 1937 to 1940. He was in the United States Army during World War II, from 1940 to 1946, returning to private practice in Oklahoma City from 1946 to 1950. He again served in the United States Army during the Korean War, from 1950 to 1952, returning to private practice in Oklahoma City from 1952 to 1955. He was a judge on the Seventh Judicial District Court, State of Oklahoma from 1955 to 1961.

On October 5, 1961, Daugherty received a recess appointment from John F. Kennedy to a new joint seat for the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of Oklahoma, created by 75 Stat. 80. Formally nominated on January 15, 1962, Daugherty was confirmed to all three seats by the United States Senate on February 7, 1962, and received his commission on February 17, 1962. He served as chief judge of the Western District from 1972 to 1982, and of the Eastern District from 1973-1975, assuming senior status on January 12, 1982, and serving in that capacity until his death.

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