David W. Dyer

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David Dyer
Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
In office
August 25, 1966 – September 30, 1976
Appointed by Lyndon Johnson
Preceded by Warren Jones
Succeeded by Peter Fay
Chief Judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
In office
October 29, 1962 – August 25, 1966
Preceded by John Simpson
Succeeded by Charles Fulton
Judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
In office
April 10, 1958 – August 25, 1966
Appointed by John Kennedy
Preceded by Seat established
Succeeded by Joe Eaton
Personal details
Born (1910-06-28)June 28, 1910
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
Died June 7, 1998(1998-06-07) (aged 87)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Alma mater Stetson University

David William Dyer (June 28, 1910 – June 7, 1998) was an American lawyer and judge.

Dyer was born in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from Stetson University College of Law with an LL.B. in 1933.

Dyer was in private practice in Dade County, Florida from 1933 to 1942. From 1942 to 1945 he served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a major in the Judge Advocate General's Corps. During the end of the war he resumed his practice in Dade County.

President John F. Kennedy nominated Dyer to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida on September 1, 1961, to a new seat created by 75 Stat. 80. Confirmed by the Senate on September 8, 1961, and received commission on September 18, 1961. Dyer served as chief judge from 1962 to 1966.

President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Dyer to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on August 16, 1966, to a seat vacated by Warren Leroy Jones. Confirmed by the Senate on August 25, 1966, he received his commission on August 25, 1966. Dyer assumed senior status on September 30, 1976. He was reassigned to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on October 1, 1981, and remained on that court until his death in Miami, Florida in 1998.

Kenneth Starr was one of Dyer's law clerks, before clerking for Warren E. Burger. The David W. Dyer Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse is named for him.

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Legal offices
New seat Judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
1958–1966
Succeeded by
Joe Eaton
Preceded by
John Simpson
Chief Judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
1962–1966
Succeeded by
Charles Fulton
Preceded by
Warren Jones
Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
1966–1976
Succeeded by
Peter Fay