Herbert Theodore Milburn

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Herbert Milburn
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Incumbent
Assumed office
July 1, 1996
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
In office
September 6, 1984 – July 1, 1996
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Seat established
Succeeded by Ronald Gilman
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
In office
January 15, 1984 – October 4, 1984
Preceded by Frank Wilson
Succeeded by Thomas Hull
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
In office
June 7, 1983 – October 4, 1984
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Charles Neese
Succeeded by Robert Edgar
Personal details
Born 1931 (age 82–83)
Cleveland, Tennessee, U.S.
Alma mater East Tennessee State University
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Herbert Theodore Milburn (born 1931) is a United States federal judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.

Born in Cleveland, Tennessee, Milburn received a B.S. from East Tennessee State University in 1953 and was in the United States Army, Security Agency from 1953 to 1956. He received a J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1959, and was in private practice in Chattanooga, Tennessee from then until 1973. He was a judge on the Circuit Court of Hamilton County, Tennessee, Division III from 1973 to 1983.

On April 14, 1983, Milburn was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee vacated by Charles G. Neese. Milburn was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 6, 1983, and received his commission the following day. He served briefly served as chief judge in 1984 but on September 6, 1984, Reagan nominated Milburn for elevation to a new seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit created by 98 Stat. 333. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 3, 1984, and received his commission the next day. He retired on July 1, 1996.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Charles Neese
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
1983–1984
Succeeded by
Robert Edgar
Preceded by
Frank Wilson
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
1984
Succeeded by
Thomas Hull
New seat Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
1984–1996
Succeeded by
Ronald Gilman