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Cabot was born in Hobe Sound, Florida, in 1917. Cabot was a clerk in the Broward County Circuit Court from 1945 to 1953. He graduated from the University of Miami School of Law with an LL.B. in 1953. Cabot was in private practice in Fort Lauderdale from 1953 to 1959. He was a member of the Florida State Senate from 1954 to 1958. From 1959 to 1966, he was a Broward County Circuit Court judge.
President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Cabot to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida on July 11, 1966, to the new seat created by 80 Stat. 75. Confirmed by the Senate on August 10, 1966, he received commission on August 11, 1966. Cabot served on the court until his death in 1971.
Desegregating the public beaches of Broward County
"It is a third irony that Ted Cabot, who as a state senator helped sponsor legislation to authorize Broward County's purchase of Colored Beach in 1955, would seven years later as Broward circuit judge effectively desegregate Broward's public beaches by denying the City of Fort Lauderdale's request to enjoin the wade-ins", according to William G. Crawford, Jr.
- William G. Crawford, Jr. "The Long Hard Fight for Equal Rights: A History of Broward County's Colored Beach and the Fort Lauderdale Beach 'Wade-ins' of the Summer of 1961" (PDF). p. 43.
- Ted Cabot at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
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