Phyllis A. Kravitch

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Phyllis Kravitch
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
In office
October 1, 1981 – December 31, 1996
Preceded by Seat established
Succeeded by Frank Hull
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
In office
March 23, 1979 – October 1, 1981
Appointed by Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Lewis Morgan
Succeeded by Seat abolished
Personal details
Born (1920-08-23) August 23, 1920 (age 93)
Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
Alma mater Goucher College
University of Pennsylvania

Phyllis A. Kravitch (born August 23, 1920) is a Senior Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. She sits in Atlanta, Georgia.[1]

Kravitch was born in Savannah, Georgia and attended Armstrong Junior College (Savannah, Georgia), receiving an A.A. (1939) She later obtained her B.A. from Goucher College in 1941 and her LL.B. from University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1943. At University of Pennsylvania she served on the Law Review Board of Editors. She was in private practice from 1944 to 1976 and then served from 1977 to 1979 as a judge on the Superior Court of the Eastern Judicial Circuit of Georgia.[2]

She was nominated to the federal bench by President Jimmy Carter, and ultimately appointed to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in 1979. In 1981, when the Fifth Circuit was split into the Fifth and Eleventh Circuit, Kravitch became a judge on the Eleventh Circuit, where she still sits as of 2013. Kravitch took senior status on December 31, 1996.[3]

References[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Lewis Morgan
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
1979–1981
Seat abolished
New seat Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
1981–1996
Succeeded by
Frank Hull