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Emory Speer (September 3, 1848 – December 13, 1918) was a United States federal judge.

Speer was born in Culloden, Georgia. Read law. He received a A.B. from University of Georgia in 1869. He was a Confederate Army Private from 1864 to 1865. He was in private practice of law in Athens, Georgia from 1869 to 1883. He was a Solicitor general of State of Georgia from 1873 to 1876. He was a U.S. Representative from Georgia from 1879 to 1883. He was in private practice of law in Atlanta, Georgia from 1883 to 1885. He was a U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia from 1883 to 1885. He was a Dean of law school, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia from 1893 to 1918.

Speer was a federal judge to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. Speer was nominated by President Chester A. Arthur on January 19, 1885, to a seat vacated by John Erskine. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 18, 1885, and received commission the same day. Speer's service was terminated on December 13, 1918, due to death.

He died in Macon, Georgia.

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