Lewis Render Morgan

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Lewis Render Morgan (July 14, 1913 – November 15, 2001) was a United States federal judge.

Born in LaGrange, Georgia, Morgan received an LL.B. from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1935. He was in the United States Army during World War II, from 1942 to 1943. He was in private practice in La Grange, Georgia from 1935 to 1961. He was a member of the Georgia General Assembly from 1937 to 1939. He was an Executive secretary of U.S. Rep. A. Sidney Camp from 1939 to 1942. He was a City attorney of City of La Grange, Georgia from 1943 to 1946. He was a County attorney of Troup County, Georgia from 1957 to 1961. He was a He was reassigned on as senior judge to 11th Circuit in 1981.

Morgan was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Morgan was nominated by President John F. Kennedy on July 24, 1961, to a new seat created by 75 Stat. 80. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 9, 1961, and received his commission on August 10, 1961. He served as chief judge from 1965-1968. Morgan served in that capacity until August 2, 1968, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Morgan was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Morgan was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 17, 1968, to a seat vacated by Elbert Parr Tuttle. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 25, 1968, and received his commission the same day. He assumed senior status on September 1, 1978. Morgan served in that capacity until October 1, 1981, due to assignment to another court.

Morgan was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He was reassigned on October 1, 1981; Morgan served in that capacity until his death, in LaGrange, Georgia.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
1961–1968
Succeeded by
Albert John Henderson
Preceded by
Elbert Tuttle
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
1968–1978
Succeeded by
Phyllis A. Kravitch