Lloyd D. George

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Lloyd D. George
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Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada
In office
December 1, 1997 – October 7, 2020
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada
In office
1992–1997
Preceded byEdward Cornelius Reed Jr.
Succeeded byHoward D. McKibben
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada
In office
May 3, 1984 – December 1, 1997
Appointed byRonald Reagan
Preceded byRoger D. Foley
Succeeded byJohnnie B. Rawlinson
Judge of the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Ninth Circuit
In office
1980–1984
Appointed byNinth Circuit
Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada
In office
1974–1984
Appointed byNinth Circuit
Personal details
Born
Lloyd Dee George

(1930-02-22)February 22, 1930
Montpelier, Idaho
DiedOctober 7, 2020(2020-10-07) (aged 90)
Las Vegas, Nevada
EducationBrigham Young University (B.S.)
UC Berkeley School of Law (J.D.)

Lloyd Dee George (February 22, 1930 – October 7, 2020) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada and the namesake of the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Montpelier, Idaho,[1][2] George was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, and was the class president of the 1948 class of Las Vegas High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in 1955. After graduation, and upon completing the requirements of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force and served from 1955 to 1958.[3] In the Air Force, he flew Boeing B-47 Stratojet long-range bombers and became a captain.[4][2]

After serving in the Air Force, he received a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law in 1961. He was in private practice in Las Vegas from 1961 to 1974, and was also a justice of the peace for Clark County, Nevada from 1962 to 1969.[5]

Federal judicial service[edit]

George was a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Nevada from 1974 to 1984, serving on the Ninth Circuit United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panels from 1980 to 1984.[5]

On April 18, 1984, George was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Nevada vacated by Judge Roger D. Foley. George was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 30, 1984, and received his commission on May 3, 1984. He served as Chief Judge from 1992 to 1997, and assumed senior status on December 1, 1997.[5] He died on October 7, 2020.[6]

Religion and honors[edit]

George was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as a missionary in Wisconsin and Illinois for the Church. The Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas, Nevada is named in his honor as well as the State Bar of Nevada's Lloyd D. George Professionalism Award and the William S. Boyd School of Law's Judge Lloyd George Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition.[citation needed]

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Presidential citation: Lloyd D. George". Spring Commencement Exercises. Brigham Young University. 2001. p. 19.
  2. ^ a b "House Report 105-518". US House of Representatives. May 7, 1998. Archived from the original on July 5, 2016. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
  3. ^ "Plane Talk", The Daily Herald, Provo, Utah, seventieth year, number 46, August 1, 1955, page 9.
  4. ^ Stewart, Valerie. "Hon. Lloyd D. George and Hon. Edward C. Reed Jr. Senior U.S. District Judges for the District of Nevada", Judicial Profile, fedbar.org website, August 2006. Retrieved November 8, 2021.
  5. ^ a b c "George, Lloyd D. - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
  6. ^ Haas, Greg (2020-10-07). "Retired Federal Judge Lloyd D. George dies at 90". KLAS. Retrieved 2020-10-07.
  7. ^ "Holocaust survivor urges BYU grads to reach out". Deseret News. 2001-04-27. Retrieved 2017-05-05.

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Preceded by Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada
1984–1997
Succeeded by
Preceded by Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada
1992–1997
Succeeded by