Oliver Seth

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Oliver Seth (May 30, 1915 – March 27, 1996) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Seth received a B.A. from Stanford University in 1937 and an LL.B. from Yale Law School in 1940. He was in private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1940. He was in the United States Army Major from 1940 to 1946. He was in private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico from 1946 to 1962. He was a Government appeal agent, Selective Service System from 1948 to 1952.

On May 24, 1962, Seth was nominated by President John F. Kennedy to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit vacated by Sam Gilbert Bratton. Seth was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 11, 1962, and received his commission on June 20, 1962. He served as chief judge from 1977-1984. He assumed senior status on December 25, 1984. Seth served in that capacity until his death.

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Preceded by
Sam G. Bratton
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
1962–1984
Succeeded by
Bobby Ray Baldock