Louie Willard Strum

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Louie Willard Strum (January 16, 1890–July 26, 1954) was an American lawyer and judge.

Strum was born in 1890 in Valdosta, Georgia, to Louis H. and Dora (Ramsey) Strum. [1] He served in the U.S. Navy from 1906 to 1910. Strum attended Stetson University College of Law, where he was a member of Sigma Nu and Phi Delta Phi. He received an LL.B. in 1912, and entering private practice in Jacksonville the same year. He served in World War I as a Navy lieutenant commander from April 6, 1917, to July 1, 1919. He commanded several men-of-war and was detailed as executive officer of the United States Naval Station Tutuila. [2]

Strum was assistant attorney for Jacksonville, Florida from 1921 to 1923 and was city attorney from 1923 to 1925. From 1925 to 1931 he was a justice of the Supreme Court of Florida, serving as chief judge in 1931.

President Herbert Hoover nominated Strum to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida on February 21, 1931, to a new seat created by 46 Stat. 820. Confirmed by the Senate on February 28, 1931, he received commission on March 2, 1931. Hoover served as chief judge from 1948-1950.

President Harry S. Truman nominated Strum to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on September 14, 1950, to the seat vacated by Curtis Longino Waller. Confirmed by the Senate on September 23, 1950, he received his commission on September 26, 1950. Strum served on the court until his death in 1954.