Terry Lee Shell

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Terry Lee Shell (April 2, 1922 – June 25, 1978) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Franklin, Arkansas, Shell was in the United States Army during World War II, from 1943 to 1945. He received a B.S.E. from Arkansas State University in 1946 and an LL.B. from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1949. He was in private practice in Arkansas from 1949 to 1960. He was a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1953 to 1954. He was a Prosecuting attorney of 2nd Judicial Circuit of Arkansas from 1955 to 1960. He was a Chancery judge, 12th Chancery Circuit Court of Arkansas from 1961 to 1975.

Shell was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas. Shell was nominated by President Gerald Ford on July 25, 1975, to a seat vacated by J. Smith Henley. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 15, 1975, and received his commission on September 16, 1975.

Shell died on June 25, 1978.

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