Carl E. McGowan

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Carl E. McGowan
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
In office
August 31, 1981 – December 21, 1987
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
In office
1981
Preceded byJ. Skelly Wright
Succeeded bySpottswood William Robinson III
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
In office
March 27, 1963 – August 31, 1981
Appointed byJohn F. Kennedy
Preceded byHenry White Edgerton
Succeeded byRobert Bork
Personal details
Born
Carl E. McGowan

(1911-05-07)May 7, 1911
Hymera, Indiana
DiedDecember 21, 1987(1987-12-21) (aged 76)
Washington, D.C.
EducationDartmouth College (A.B.)
Columbia Law School (LL.B.)

Carl E. McGowan (May 7, 1911 – December 21, 1987) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Hymera, Indiana, McGowan received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from Dartmouth College in 1932 and a Bachelor of Laws from Columbia Law School in 1936. He was in private practice in New York City, New York from 1936 to 1939. He was a member of the faculty of Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law from 1939 to 1942. He was in the United States Naval Reserve during World War II, from 1942 to 1945, returning to private practice in Washington, D.C. from 1946 to 1948, and to the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law faculty from 1948 to 1949. He was a counsel to the Governor of Illinois from 1949 to 1953, taking up private practice in Chicago, Illinois from 1953 to 1963, including service as general counsel to the Chicago and North Western Railway from 1957 to 1963.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On January 15, 1963, McGowan was nominated by President John F. Kennedy to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated by Judge Henry White Edgerton. McGowan was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 15, 1963, and received his commission on March 27, 1963. He served as Chief Judge from January to May of 1981, assuming senior status on August 31, 1981. McGowan served in that capacity until his death on December 21, 1987, in Washington, D.C.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Henry White Edgerton
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
1963–1981
Succeeded by
Robert Bork
Preceded by
J. Skelly Wright
Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
1981
Succeeded by
Spottswood William Robinson III