John Coleman Pickett

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John Coleman Pickett (September 3, 1896 – September 1, 1983) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Ravenna, Nebraska, Pickett was a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army during World War I, and received an LL.B. from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Law in 1922. He entered private practice in Cheyenne, Wyoming from 1922 to 1949, and then served as an assistant state attorney general of Wyoming from 1923 to 1925, and as a county and prosecuting attorney of Laramie County, Wyoming from 1928 to 1934. He was an assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Wyoming from 1935 to 1949, becoming the United States Attorney for the District of Wyoming in 1949.

On September 23, 1949, Pickett was nominated by President Harry S. Truman to a new seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit created by 63 Stat. 493. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 12, 1949, and received his commission on October 13, 1949. He assumed senior status on January 1, 1966, serving in that capacity until his death.

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Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
1949–1966
Succeeded by
John J. Hickey