George William Whitehurst (judge)

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George William Whitehurst (May 18, 1891 – January 13, 1974) was Florida state court judge and later a United States federal judge.

Born in Wauchula, Florida, Whitehurst received an LL.B. from the University of Florida College of Law. He was in private practice from 1915 to 1916. He was a County judge in De Soto County, Florida from 1917 to 1919, and a judge on the 12th Judicial Circuit, Florida from 1919 to 1947.

On January 30, 1950, Whitehurst was nominated by President Harry S. Truman to joint appointment to new seats on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida and the Southern District of Florida, both created by 63 Stat. 493. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 21, 1950, and received his commission on February 23, 1950. He served as chief judge for the Southern District of Florida from 1959 to 1961. He assumed senior status on June 30, 1961, serving in that capacity until his death.

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Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
1950–1961
Succeeded by
George C. Young
Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
1950–1961
Succeeded by
George C. Young