Alvin Benjamin Rubin

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Alvin Benjamin Rubin
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
In office
July 1, 1989 – June 11, 1991
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
In office
September 19, 1977 – July 1, 1989
Appointed by Jimmy Carter
Preceded by John Minor Wisdom
Succeeded by Rhesa Hawkins Barksdale
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
In office
November 3, 1966 – October 8, 1977
Appointed by Lyndon B. Johnson
Preceded by Seat established by 80 Stat. 75
Succeeded by Robert Frederick Collins
Personal details
Born Alvin Benjamin Rubin
(1920-03-13)March 13, 1920
Alexandria, Louisiana
Died June 11, 1991(1991-06-11) (aged 71)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Political party Democratic
Education Louisiana State University (B.S.)
Paul M. Hebert Law Center (LL.B.)

Alvin Benjamin Rubin (March 13, 1920 – June 11, 1991) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and previously a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Alexandria in Rapides Parish in central Louisiana, Rubin received a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge in 1941 and a Bachelor of Laws from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in 1942. He was in private practice in Louisiana from 1946 to 1966.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On August 16, 1966, Rubin was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana created by 80 Stat. 75. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 20, 1966, and received his commission on November 3, 1966. Rubin served in that capacity until October 8, 1977, when he was elevated to the Fifth Circuit. One of his law clerks while he served on the district court was future United States Representative William J. Jefferson, the first African American to represent Louisiana in the United States House of Representatives since Reconstruction.[1]

On August 16, 1977, President Jimmy Carter nominated Rubin to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacated by Judge John Minor Wisdom, a liberal Republican originally nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Rubin's elevation was confirmed by the Senate on September 16, 1977, and he received his commission three days thereafter. He assumed senior status on July 1, 1989, and served in that capacity until his death in Baton Rouge at the age of seventy-one.[1]

Personal[edit]

Rubin was Jewish.[2]

References[edit]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 80 Stat. 75
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
1966–1977
Succeeded by
Robert Frederick Collins
Preceded by
John Minor Wisdom
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
1977–1989
Succeeded by
Rhesa Hawkins Barksdale