Edward Allen Tamm

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Edward Allen Tamm
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
In office
March 11, 1965 – September 22, 1985
Appointed by Lyndon B. Johnson
Preceded by Walter Maximillian Bastian
Succeeded by James L. Buckley
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
In office
June 22, 1948 – March 16, 1965
Appointed by Harry S. Truman
Preceded by James McPherson Proctor
Succeeded by Oliver Gasch
Personal details
Born Edward Allen Tamm
(1906-04-21)April 21, 1906
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Died September 22, 1985(1985-09-22) (aged 79)
Education Georgetown University Law School (LL.B.)
Suffolk University Law School (J.S.D.)

Edward Allen Tamm (April 21, 1906 - September 22, 1985) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and previously was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Tamm earned a Bachelor of Laws from the Georgetown University Law School in 1930. From 1930 to 1948 he was deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Tamm's younger brother Quinn Tamm also served as an FBI officer.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Tamm received a recess appointment from President Harry S. Truman on June 22, 1948, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia vacated by Judge James McPherson Proctor. He was nominated to the same position by President Truman on January 13, 1949. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 29, 1949, and received his commission on April 1, 1949.[Court 1] His service terminated on March 16, 1965, due to elevation to the D.C. Circuit.[1]

Tamm was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson on March 1, 1965, to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated by Judge Walter Maximillian Bastian. He was confirmed by the Senate on March 11, 1965, and received his commission on March 11, 1965. During his service on the court, Tamm received a Doctor of Juridical Science from Suffolk University Law School in 1971. Tamm served as Chief Judge of the Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals from 1972 to 1981. His service terminated on September 22, 1985, due to his death.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Tamm was appointed as an Associate Justice of the District Court of the United States for the District of Columbia. Congress subsequently reorganized the court.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
James McPherson Proctor
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
1949–1965
Succeeded by
Oliver Gasch
Preceded by
Walter Maximillian Bastian
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
1965–1985
Succeeded by
James L. Buckley