Harrison Lee Winter

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Harrison Lee Winter (April 18, 1921 – April 10, 1990) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Winter received an A.B. from Johns Hopkins University in 1942 and an LL.B. from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1944. He was in private practice in Baltimore, Maryland from 1945 to 1959. During this time, he was an assistant attorney general of the State of Maryland from 1948 to 1951, and a deputy attorney generalfrom 1954 to 1955. He was a city solicitor for Baltimore from 1959 to 1961.

On November 9, 1961, Winter received a recess appointment from President John F. Kennedy to a new seat on the United States District Court for the District of Maryland created by 75 Stat. 80. Formally nominated on January 15, 1962, he was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 7, 1962, and received his commission on February 17, 1962.

On June 13, 1966, Winter was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to a new seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit created by 80 Stat. 75. Winter was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 24, 1966, and received his commission the same day. He served as chief judge from 1981 to 1989, assuming senior status on January 1, 1990. Winter served in that capacity until his death, in Baltimore.

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