Orma Rinehart Smith

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Orma Rinehart Smith
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
In office
August 16, 1978 – July 5, 1982
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
In office
July 25, 1968 – August 16, 1978
Appointed by Lyndon B. Johnson
Preceded by Claude Feemster Clayton
Succeeded by Lyonel Thomas Senter Jr.
Personal details
Born Orma Rinehart Smith
(1904-09-04)September 4, 1904
Booneville, Mississippi
Died July 5, 1982(1982-07-05) (aged 77)
Education University of Mississippi School of Law (LL.B.)

Orma Rinehart Smith (September 4, 1904 – July 5, 1982) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Booneville, Mississippi, Smith received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1927. He was in private practice in Corinth, Mississippi from 1928 to 1968.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On July 17, 1968, Smith was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi vacated by Judge Claude Feemster Clayton. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 25, 1968, and received his commission the same day. He assumed senior status on August 16, 1978. Smith served in that capacity until his death on July 5, 1982.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Claude Feemster Clayton
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
1968–1978
Succeeded by
Lyonel Thomas Senter Jr.