Henry Anthony Politz

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Henry Anthony Politz (May 9, 1932 – May 25, 2002) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Napoleonville, Louisiana, Politz was served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955. He received a B.A. from Louisiana State University in 1958 and a J.D. from Louisiana State University Law School in 1959. He was in private practice in Shreveport, Louisiana from 1959 to 1979.

On May 3, 1979, Politz was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a new seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit created by 92 Stat. 1629. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 12, 1979, and received his commission on July 13, 1979. He served as chief judge from 1992 to 1999, assuming senior status on August 10, 1999. Politz served in that capacity until his death, in May 25, 2002, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
1979–1999
Succeeded by
Charles W. Pickering