Frederick Alvin Daugherty

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Frederick Alvin Daugherty (August 18, 1914 – April 7, 2006) was a United States federal judge.

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Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Daugherty received an LL.B. from Cumberland University in 1933. He was in private practice in Oklahoma City from 1937 to 1940. He was in the United States Army during World War II, from 1940 to 1946, returning to private practice in Oklahoma City from 1946 to 1950. He again served in the United States Army during the Korean War, from 1950 to 1952, returning to private practice in Oklahoma City from 1952 to 1955. He was a judge on the Seventh Judicial District Court, State of Oklahoma from 1955 to 1961. Daugherty was the commanding general of the 45th Infantry Division from 01 Sep 1960 to 20 Nov 1964.

On October 5, 1961, Daugherty received a recess appointment from John F. Kennedy to a new joint seat for the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of Oklahoma, created by 75 Stat. 80. Formally nominated on January 15, 1962, Daugherty was confirmed to all three seats by the United States Senate on February 7, 1962, and received his commission on February 17, 1962. He served as chief judge of the Western District from 1972 to 1982, and of the Eastern District from 1973-1975, assuming senior status on January 12, 1982, and serving in that capacity until his death.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
1962–1982
Succeeded by
David Lynn Russell
Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
1962–1982
Succeeded by
David Lynn Russell
Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
1962–1982
Succeeded by
David Lynn Russell