Orma Rinehart Smith

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Orma Rinehart Smith (September 4, 1904 – July 5, 1982) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Booneville, Mississippi, Smith received an LL.B. from the University of Mississippi in 1927. He was in private practice in Corinth, Mississippi from 1928 to 1968.

On July 17, 1968, Smith was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi vacated by Claude F. Clayton. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 25, 1968, and received his commission the same day. He assumed senior status on August 16, 1978. Smith served in that capacity until his death, in 1982.

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