Herschel Whitfield Arant
|Herschel Whitfield Arant|
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit|
February 21, 1939 – January 14, 1941
|Appointed by||Franklin D. Roosevelt|
|Preceded by||new seat|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Francis McAllister|
|5th Dean of Moritz College of Law|
|Preceded by||John Jay Adams|
|Succeeded by||Arthur T. Martin|
|Dean of University of Kansas School of Law|
July 18, 1887 |
Church Hill, Alabama
|Died||January 14, 1941
|Alma mater||Alabama, B.A.
Arant began his legal career working in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia from 1915 to 1920. He next entered academia as a professor of law at the Emory University School of Law from 1916 to 1920, and then the Yale Law School as an assistant professor from 1920 to 1922. He was then made a full professor and dean of the law school at the University of Kansas School of Law from 1922 to 1928, and then moved to hold the same positions at Ohio State University Moritz College of Law from 1928 to 1939.
On February 9, 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated Arant to a new seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 21, and received his commission on March 4. He served until his death two years later.
- Who's Who in America 1936 (Marquis)
- Herschel Whitfield Arant at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- Herschel Whitfield Arant, History of the Sixth Circuit
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Thomas Francis McAllister