List of federal judges appointed by Lyndon B. Johnson

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President Lyndon B. Johnson.
With the appointment of Thurgood Marshall, Johnson placed the first African American on the Supreme Court.
Johnson named Abe Fortas to the Supreme Court, and later made an unsuccessful attempt to elevate Fortas to Chief Justice.

Following is a list of all United States federal judges appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson during his presidency.[1] In total Johnson appointed 168 federal judges, including two Justices to the Supreme Court of the United States, 40 judges to the United States Courts of Appeals, and 126 judges to the United States district courts.

United States Supreme Court Justices[edit]

Justice Seat State Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
Abe Fortas Seat 2 Tennessee October 4, 1965 May 14, 1969
Thurgood Marshall Seat 10 Maryland October 2, 1967 October 1, 1991 January 24, 1993

Courts of Appeals[edit]

Judge Circuit Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
Ainsworth, Jr., Robert AndrewRobert Andrew Ainsworth, Jr. Fifth July 22, 1966 December 22, 1981
Aldisert, Ruggero J.Ruggero J. Aldisert Third July 29, 1968 December 31, 1986 Incumbent
Anderson, Robert P.Robert P. Anderson Second August 15, 1964 May 1, 1971 May 2, 1978
Bright, Myron H.Myron H. Bright Eighth June 7, 1968 June 1, 1985 Incumbent
Butzner, Jr., John DeckerJohn Decker Butzner, Jr. Fourth July 31, 1967 November 1, 1982 January 20, 2006
Carter, James MarshallJames Marshall Carter Ninth November 16, 1967 September 30, 1971 November 18, 1979
Celebrezze, Anthony J.Anthony J. Celebrezze Sixth August 19, 1965 October 1, 1980 October 29, 1998
Clayton, Claude FeemsterClaude Feemster Clayton Fifth October 27, 1967 July 4, 1969
Coffin, Frank M.Frank M. Coffin First October 2, 1965 February 1, 1989 December 7, 2009
Coleman, James P.James P. Coleman Fifth July 26, 1965 May 31, 1981 January 31, 1984
Combs, Bert T.Bert T. Combs Sixth April 5, 1967 June 5, 1970
Craven, Jr., James BraxtonJames Braxton Craven, Jr. Fourth June 29, 1966 May 3, 1977
Cummings, Jr., Walter J.Walter J. Cummings, Jr. Seventh August 11, 1966 April 24, 1999
Dyer, David W.David W. Dyer Fifth August 25, 1966 September 30, 1976 June 7, 1998[2]
Ely, Jr., Walter RaleighWalter Raleigh Ely, Jr. Ninth July 2, 1964 October 31, 1979 October 9, 1984
Fairchild, Thomas E.Thomas E. Fairchild Seventh August 11, 1966 August 31, 1981 February 12, 2007
Feinberg, WilfredWilfred Feinberg Second March 7, 1966 January 31, 1991 Incumbent
Freedman, Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln Freedman Third July 2, 1964 March 13, 1971
Gibson, Floyd RobertFloyd Robert Gibson Eighth June 8, 1965 December 31, 1979 October 4, 2001
Godbold, John CooperJohn Cooper Godbold Fifth July 22, 1966 October 23, 1987[2] December 22, 2009
Goldberg, Irving LoebIrving Loeb Goldberg Fifth July 22, 1966 January 31, 1980 February 11, 1995
Heaney, Gerald WilliamGerald William Heaney Eighth November 3, 1966 December 31, 1988 August 31, 2006
Hickey, John J.John J. Hickey Tenth June 9, 1966 September 22, 1970
Holloway, Jr., William JudsonWilliam Judson Holloway, Jr. Tenth September 16, 1968 May 31, 1992 Incumbent
Hufstedler, ShirleyShirley Hufstedler Ninth September 12, 1968 December 5, 1979
Kerner, Jr., OttoOtto Kerner, Jr. Seventh April 22, 1968 July 22, 1974
Lay, Donald P.Donald P. Lay Eighth July 22, 1966 January 7, 1992 April 29, 2007
Leventhal, HaroldHarold Leventhal D.C. Cir. April 7, 1965 November 20, 1979
McCree, Jr., Wade HamptonWade Hampton McCree, Jr. Sixth September 7, 1966 March 28, 1977
McEntee, EdwardEdward McEntee First September 1, 1965 December 31, 1976 February 14, 1981
Morgan, Lewis RenderLewis Render Morgan Fifth July 25, 1968 September 1, 1978 November 15, 2001[2]
Peck II, John WeldJohn Weld Peck II Sixth July 22, 1966 July 1, 1978 September 7, 1993
Robinson III, Spottswood WilliamSpottswood William Robinson III D.C. Cir. November 3, 1966 September 1, 1989 October 11, 1998
Seitz, Collins J.Collins J. Seitz Third June 9, 1966 June 1, 1989 October 16, 1998
Simpson, John Milton BryanJohn Milton Bryan Simpson Fifth November 3, 1966 June 30, 1975 August 22, 1987[2]
Stahl, David HenryDavid Henry Stahl Third October 11, 1968 February 21, 1970
Tamm, Edward AllenEdward Allen Tamm D.C. Cir. March 11, 1965 September 22, 1985
Thornberry, HomerHomer Thornberry Fifth July 1, 1965 December 21, 1978 December 12, 1995
Van Dusen, Francis LundFrancis Lund Van Dusen Third June 12, 1967 May 16, 1977 May 26, 1993
Winter, Harrison LeeHarrison Lee Winter Fourth June 24, 1966 January 1, 1990 April 10, 1990

District courts[edit]

Judge Court
[Note 1]
Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
status
Arnow, Winston E.Winston E. Arnow N.D. Fla. December 7, 1967 March 14, 1981 November 28, 1994
Atkins, C. ClydeC. Clyde Atkins S.D. Fla. July 22, 1966 December 31, 1982 March 11, 1999
Belloni, Robert C.Robert C. Belloni D. Or. April 4, 1967 April 4, 1984 November 3, 1999
Bownes, Hugh H.Hugh H. Bownes D.N.H. July 25, 1968 October 31, 1977
Boyle, Sr., Edward JamesEdward James Boyle, Sr. E.D. La. November 3, 1966 December 1, 1981 July 24, 2002
Bratton, Howard C.Howard C. Bratton D.N.M. March 17, 1964 February 4, 1987 May 5, 2002
Bryant, William BensonWilliam Benson Bryant D.D.C. August 11, 1965 January 31, 1982 November 13, 2005
Cabot, TedTed Cabot S.D. Fla. August 11, 1966 December 4, 1971
Cancio, Hiram RafaelHiram Rafael Cancio D.P.R. June 12, 1967 January 31, 1974
Cassibry, Fred JamesFred James Cassibry E.D. La. November 3, 1966 March 15, 1984 April 3, 1987
Christie, Sidney LeeSidney Lee Christie S.D.W.Va.
N.D.W.Va.
May 1, 1964 February 15, 1974
Collinson, William RobertWilliam Robert Collinson W.D. Mo.
E.D. Mo.
August 11, 1965 August 19, 1980 June 1, 1995
Comiskey, James AugustJames August Comiskey E.D. La. March 4, 1967 June 15, 1975
Copple, William PerryWilliam Perry Copple D. Ariz. November 3, 1966 November 30, 1983 September 14, 2000
Corcoran, Howard FrancisHoward Francis Corcoran D.D.C. March 11, 1965 November 30, 1977 May 11, 1989
Curtin, John ThomasJohn Thomas Curtin W.D.N.Y. December 14, 1967 July 1, 1989 Incumbent
Davis, John MorganJohn Morgan Davis E.D. Pa. January 7, 1964[3] May 6, 1974 March 8, 1984
Doyle , James EdwardJames Edward Doyle W.D. Wis. May 22, 1965 July 7, 1980 April 1, 1987
Eaton, Joe OscarJoe Oscar Eaton S.D. Fla. June 12, 1967 April 2, 1985 September 28, 2008
Edenfield, NewellNewell Edenfield N.D. Ga. June 12, 1967 September 1, 1981 December 26, 1981
Eubanks, Luther BoydLuther Boyd Eubanks W.D. Okla. August 11, 1965 June 30, 1986 August 31, 1987
Ferguson, Warren JohnWarren John Ferguson C.D. Cal. November 3, 1966 December 20, 1979
Fernandez-Badillo, Juan B.Juan B. Fernandez-Badillo D.P.R. October 12, 1967 June 30, 1972 October 16, 1989
Frankel, Marvin E.Marvin E. Frankel S.D.N.Y. October 21, 1965 September 30, 1978
Fullam, John P.John P. Fullam E.D. Pa. August 11, 1966 April 1, 1990 Incumbent
Garrity, Jr., Wendell ArthurWendell Arthur Garrity, Jr. D. Mass. June 24, 1966 December 1, 1985 September 16, 1999
Gasch, OliverOliver Gasch D.D.C. August 11, 1965 November 30, 1981 July 8, 1999
Gesell, Gerhard AldenGerhard Alden Gesell D.D.C. December 12, 1967 January 22, 1993 February 19, 1993
Goodwin, William NelsonWilliam Nelson Goodwin W.D. Wash.
E.D. Wash.
April 21, 1966 December 31, 1975
Gordon, Eugene AndrewEugene Andrew Gordon M.D.N.C. June 9, 1964 July 12, 1982 May 4, 2002
Gordon, James FlemingJames Fleming Gordon W.D. Ky. July 23, 1965 January 1, 1976 February 9, 1990
Gordon, Myron L.Myron L. Gordon E.D. Wis. March 4, 1967 February 12, 1983 November 3, 2009
Gray, William PercivalWilliam Percival Gray S.D. Cal. July 2, 1966 March 26, 1982[4] February 10, 1992
Green, June LazenbyJune Lazenby Green D.D.C. June 7, 1968 January 15, 1984 February 2, 2001
Gubow, LawrenceLawrence Gubow E.D. Mich. September 14, 1968 March 26, 1978
Guinn, Ernest AllenErnest Allen Guinn W.D. Tex. July 27, 1966 June 9, 1974
Harris, OrenOren Harris W.D. Ark.
E.D. Ark.
August 12, 1965 February 3, 1976 February 5, 1997
Harvey II, AlexanderAlexander Harvey II D. Md. September 22, 1966 March 8, 1991 Incumbent
Hauk, A. AndrewA. Andrew Hauk S.D. Cal. June 29, 1966 September 29, 1982[4] November 9, 2004
Heebe, Frederick Jacob ReaganFrederick Jacob Reagan Heebe E.D. La. March 26, 1966 August 26, 1992 Incumbent
Hemphill, Robert W.Robert W. Hemphill W.D.S.C.
E.D.S.C.
April 30, 1964 May 10, 1980[4] December 25, 1983
Henderson, Albert JohnAlbert John Henderson N.D. Ga. October 11, 1968 July 26, 1979
Higginbotham, Jr., Aloyisus LeonAloyisus Leon Higginbotham, Jr. E.D. Pa. January 6, 1964[5] November 7, 1977
Hill, IrvingIrving Hill S.D. Cal. June 10, 1965 October 15, 1980[4] March 18, 1998
Hogan (judge), Timothy SylvesterTimothy Sylvester Hogan (judge) S.D. Ohio November 3, 1966 September 24, 1979 January 30, 1989
Hunter, Elmo BoltonElmo Bolton Hunter W.D. Mo. August 11, 1965 December 31, 1980 December 27, 2003
Jones, Woodrow W.Woodrow W. Jones W.D.N.C. June 28, 1967 February 1, 1985 November 25, 2002
Judd, Orrin GrimmellOrrin Grimmell Judd E.D.N.Y. July 17, 1968 July 7, 1976
Justice, William WayneWilliam Wayne Justice E.D. Tex. June 7, 1968 June 30, 1998 October 13, 2009
Kaufman, Frank AlbertFrank Albert Kaufman D. Md. September 22, 1966 June 16, 1986 July 31, 1997
Keady, William ColbertWilliam Colbert Keady N.D. Miss. April 4, 1968 April 26, 1983 June 16, 1989
Keith, DamonDamon Keith E.D. Mich. October 12, 1967 November 22, 1977
Kellam, Richard BoykinRichard Boykin Kellam E.D. Va. August 25, 1967 May 30, 1981 June 8, 1996
Kinneary, Joseph PeterJoseph Peter Kinneary S.D. Ohio July 22, 1966 December 31, 1986 February 14, 2003
Krentzman, BenBen Krentzman M.D. Fla. June 12, 1967 November 15, 1982 March 29, 1998
Lambros, Thomas DemetriosThomas Demetrios Lambros N.D. Ohio August 18, 1967 February 10, 1995
Langley, Orville EdwinOrville Edwin Langley E.D. Okla. January 27, 1965 September 12, 1973
Lasker, Morris E.Morris E. Lasker S.D.N.Y. June 24, 1968 October 3, 1983 December 25, 2009
Latchum, James LevinJames Levin Latchum D. Del. August 3, 1968 December 23, 1983 January 31, 2004
Lawrence, Jr., Alexander AtkinsonAlexander Atkinson Lawrence, Jr. S.D. Ga. July 25, 1968 August 2, 1978 August 20, 1979
Leddy, Bernard JosephBernard Joseph Leddy D. Vt. August 25, 1966 January 9, 1972
Lord, MilesMiles Lord D. Minn. April 28, 1966 July 1, 1985 September 8, 1985
Lynch, William JosephWilliam Joseph Lynch N.D. Ill. March 7, 1966 August 9, 1976
MacKenzie, John AshtonJohn Ashton MacKenzie E.D. Va. August 25, 1967 November 30, 1985 January 30, 1998
Mansfield, Walter R.Walter R. Mansfield S.D.N.Y. June 29, 1966 June 8, 1971
Masterson, Thomas AmbroseThomas Ambrose Masterson E.D. Pa. June 15, 1967 November 16, 1973
Maxwell, Robert EarlRobert Earl Maxwell N.D.W.Va. August 11, 1965 July 19, 1995 November 20, 2010
McMillan, James BryanJames Bryan McMillan W.D.N.C. June 7, 1968 September 1, 1989 March 4, 1995
McNichols, Raymond ClyneRaymond Clyne McNichols D. Idaho May 1, 1964 July 1, 1981 December 25, 1985
McRae, Jr., Robert MalcolmRobert Malcolm McRae, Jr. W.D. Tenn. November 3, 1966 December 31, 1986 June 25, 2004
Mehrtens, William O.William O. Mehrtens S.D. Fla. September 1, 1965 September 15, 1975 July 16, 1980
Merhige, Jr., Robert ReynoldRobert Reynold Merhige, Jr. E.D. Va. August 25, 1967 November 30, 1986 June 8, 1998
Mitchell, Lansing LeroyLansing Leroy Mitchell E.D. La. November 3, 1966 November 3, 1981 April 24, 2001
Morgan, Robert DaleRobert Dale Morgan S.D. Ill. June 12, 1967 May 28, 1982[6] May 29, 2002
Motley, Constance BakerConstance Baker Motley S.D.N.Y. August 30, 1966 September 30, 1986 September 28, 2005
Muecke, Charles AndrewCharles Andrew Muecke D. Ariz. October 1, 1964 November 30, 1984 September 21, 2007
Murray, Frank JeromeFrank Jerome Murray D. Mass. April 5, 1967 July 15, 1977 February 12, 1995
Napoli, Alexander J.Alexander J. Napoli N.D. Ill. September 21, 1966 July 12, 1972
Neville, PhilipPhilip Neville D. Minn. July 31, 1967 February 13, 1974
Nichol, Fred JosephFred Joseph Nichol D.S.D. June 10, 1965 June 11, 1980 December 31, 1996
Nixon, Jr., Walter LouisWalter Louis Nixon, Jr. S.D. Miss. June 7, 1968 November 3, 1989
Noland, James EllsworthJames Ellsworth Noland S.D. Ind. November 3, 1966 December 31, 1986 August 12, 1992
Peckham, Robert FrancisRobert Francis Peckham N.D. Cal. November 3, 1966 November 11, 1988 February 16, 1993
Pettine, Raymond JamesRaymond James Pettine D.R.I. June 29, 1966 July 6, 1982 November 17, 2003
Pittman, Thomas VirgilThomas Virgil Pittman S.D. Ala.
M.D. Ala.
June 29, 1966[7] July 15, 1981 January 6, 2012
Pollack, MiltonMilton Pollack S.D.N.Y. June 12, 1967 September 29, 1983 August 13, 2004
Port, EdmundEdmund Port N.D.N.Y. July 2, 1964 February 7, 1976 March 2, 1986
Porter, David StewartDavid Stewart Porter S.D. Ohio November 3, 1966 September 23, 1979 January 5, 1989
Pratt, John H.John H. Pratt D.D.C. June 7, 1968 December 1, 1989 August 11, 1995
Pregerson, HarryHarry Pregerson C.D. Cal. December 7, 1967 November 6, 1979
Rabinovitz, DavidDavid Rabinovitz W.D. Wis. January 7, 1964[8] October 3, 1964
Real, ManuelManuel Real C.D. Cal. November 3, 1966 Incumbent
Reynolds, John W.John W. Reynolds E.D. Wis. October 21, 1965 August 31, 1986 January 7, 2002
Roberts, JackJack Roberts W.D. Tex. July 22, 1966 May 1, 1980 February 27, 1988
Robinson, Jr., Aubrey EugeneAubrey Eugene Robinson, Jr. D.D.C. November 3, 1966 March 1, 1992 February 27, 2000
Robinson III, Spottswood WilliamSpottswood William Robinson III D.D.C. January 6, 1964[9] November 8, 1966
Rubin, Alvin BenjaminAlvin Benjamin Rubin E.D. La. November 3, 1966 October 8, 1977
Russell, Jr., Dan MonroeDan Monroe Russell, Jr. S.D. Miss. October 2, 1965 October 25, 1983 April 16, 2011
Russell, Donald S.Donald S. Russell D.S.C. November 3, 1966 May 1, 1971
Schwartz, Edward JosephEdward Joseph Schwartz S.D. Cal. March 28, 1968 March 26, 1982 March 22, 2000
Scott, Charles R.Charles R. Scott M.D. Fla. November 3, 1966 November 12, 1976 May 12, 1983
Seals, Woodrow BradleyWoodrow Bradley Seals S.D. Tex. July 23, 1966 December 25, 1982 October 27, 1990
Simons, Jr., Charles EarlCharles Earl Simons, Jr. E.D.S.C. May 1, 1964 August 17, 1986[10] October 26, 1999
Singleton, Jr., John VirgilJohn Virgil Singleton, Jr. S.D. Tex. July 22, 1966 April 1, 1988 June 1, 1992
Smith, Jr., John LewisJohn Lewis Smith, Jr. D.D.C. November 3, 1966 January 31, 1983 September 4, 1992
Smith, Orma RinehartOrma Rinehart Smith N.D. Miss. July 25, 1968 August 16, 1978 July 5, 1982
Smith, Russell EvansRussell Evans Smith D. Mont. March 26, 1966 May 12, 1979 March 29, 1990
Smith, Jr., Sidney OslinSidney Oslin Smith, Jr. N.D. Ga. September 10, 1965 June 1, 1974
Suttle, Dorwin WallaceDorwin Wallace Suttle W.D. Tex. July 2, 1964 October 10, 1979 September 29, 2001
Taylor, Jr., William McLaughlinWilliam McLaughlin Taylor, Jr. N.D. Tex. July 22, 1966 February 7, 1979 June 17, 1985
Theis, Frank GordonFrank Gordon Theis D. Kan. March 4, 1967 July 31, 1981 January 17, 1998
Thomas, William KernahanWilliam Kernahan Thomas N.D. Ohio March 7, 1966 February 15, 1981 March 20, 2001
Travia, Anthony J.Anthony J. Travia E.D.N.Y. July 17, 1968 November 30, 1974
Troutman, Emanuel MacEmanuel Mac Troutman E.D. Pa. June 16, 1967 September 1, 1982 October 8, 2004
von der Heydt, James ArnoldJames Arnold von der Heydt D. Alaska November 3, 1966 July 15, 1984 December 1, 2013
Waddy, Joseph CorneliusJoseph Cornelius Waddy D.D.C. March 4, 1967 August 1, 1978
Weber, Gerald JosephGerald Joseph Weber W.D. Pa. September 15, 1964 December 31, 1988 August 28, 1989
Weiner, Charles R.Charles R. Weiner E.D. Pa. June 14, 1967 December 31, 1988 November 9, 2005
Weinstein, Jack B.Jack B. Weinstein E.D.N.Y. April 15, 1967 March 1, 1993 Incumbent
Whelan, Francis C.Francis C. Whelan S.D. Cal. September 15, 1964 January 7, 1978[4] August 22, 1991
Whipple, Lawrence AloysiusLawrence Aloysius Whipple D.N.J. October 12, 1967 September 1, 1978 June 8, 1983
Williams, Paul X.Paul X. Williams W.D. Ark. June 12, 1967 October 31, 1981 January 24, 1994
Wise, Henry SeilerHenry Seiler Wise E.D. Ill. September 21, 1966 March 31, 1978 March 16, 1982[11]
Woodward, Halbert OwenHalbert Owen Woodward N.D. Tex. June 7, 1968 December 30, 1986 October 2, 2000
Young, Don JohnDon John Young N.D. Ohio May 22, 1965 July 1, 1980 May 10, 1996
Zampano, Robert CarmineRobert Carmine Zampano D. Conn. August 15, 1964 June 1, 1977 April 1, 1994

Specialty courts[edit]

United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals[edit]

Judge Began active
service
Ended active
service
Baldwin, Phillip BenjaminPhillip Benjamin Baldwin 1968 1982[12]

United States Court of Claims[edit]

Judge Began active
service
Ended active
service
Collins, Linton McGeeLinton McGee Collins 1964 1972
Cowen, Arnold WilsonArnold Wilson Cowen 1964 1982[12]
Nichols Jr., PhilipPhilip Nichols Jr. 1966 1982[12]
Skelton, Byron GeorgeByron George Skelton 1966 1982[12]

United States Customs Court[edit]

Judge Began active
service
Ended active
service
Nichols, Jr., PhilipPhilip Nichols, Jr. 1964 1966
Landis, Jr., FrederickFrederick Landis, Jr. 1965 1980[13]
Watson, James L.James L. Watson 1966 1980[13]
Beckworth, Sr., Lindley GarrisonLindley Garrison Beckworth, Sr. 1967 1968
Maletz, Herbert N.Herbert N. Maletz 1967 1980[13]
Newman, BernardBernard Newman 1968 1980[13]
Re, Edward D.Edward D. Re 1968 1980[13]
Rosenstein, Samuel MurraySamuel Murray Rosenstein 1968 1980[13]

References[edit]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ All information on the names, terms of service, and details of appointment of federal judges is derived from the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public-domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ a b c d Reassigned by operation of law to the newly created United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on October 1, 1981.
  3. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on February 3, 1964, confirmed by the United States Senate on March 14, 1964, and received commission on March 17, 1964.
  4. ^ a b c d e Reassigned by operation of law to the United States District Court for the Central District of California on September 18, 1966.
  5. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on February 3, 1964, confirmed by the United States Senate on March 14, 1964, and received commission on March 17, 1964.
  6. ^ Reassigned by operation of law to the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois on March 31, 1979
  7. ^ Reassigned to only the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama on June 2, 1970.
  8. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on February 3, 1964; the United States Senate later rejected the appointment.
  9. ^ Recess appointment; formally nominated on February 3, 1964, confirmed by the United States Senate on July 1, 1964, and received commission on July 2, 1964.
  10. ^ Reassigned by operation of law to the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina on November 1, 1965.
  11. ^ Reassigned by operation of law to the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois on March 31, 1979.
  12. ^ a b c d Reassigned by operation of law to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on October 1, 1982.
  13. ^ a b c d e f Reassigned to the Court of International Trade when the Customs Court was dissolved, receiving his commission on November 1, 1980.