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Herbert William Christenberry
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

In office
1949–1967
Preceded by Office established
Succeeded by Elmer Gordon West
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

In office
December 20, 1947 – October 5, 1975
Appointed by Harry S. Truman
Preceded by Adrian Joseph Caillouet
Succeeded by Charles Schwartz Jr.
Personal details
Born Herbert William Christenberry
(1897-12-11)December 11, 1897
New Orleans, Louisiana
Died October 5, 1975(1975-10-05) (aged 77)
Kentwood, Louisiana

Herbert William Christenberry (December 11, 1897 – October 5, 1975) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Education and career

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Christenberry attended New York University and was in the United States Navy from 1917 to 1918 during World War I. In 1924, he obtained a Bachelor of Laws from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. He was in private practice in New Orleans from 1924 to 1933. He was an assistant attorney of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans from 1933 to 1935. He was a deputy commissioner on the Louisiana Debt Moratorium Commission in 1935, and from 1935 to 1937 was an assistant district attorney of Orleans Parish. He was an Assistant United States Attorney of the Eastern District of Louisiana from 1937 to 1942, and was then the United States Attorney for that district from 1942 to 1947.[1]

Federal judicial service

Christenberry was nominated by President Harry S. Truman on July 11, 1947, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana vacated by Judge Adrian Joseph Caillouet. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 18, 1947, and received his commission on December 20, 1947. He served as Chief Judge from 1949 to 1967. His service terminated on October 5, 1975, due to his death in Kentwood, Louisiana.[1]

References

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Sources

Legal offices
Preceded by
Adrian Joseph Caillouet
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
1947–1975
Succeeded by
Charles Schwartz Jr.
Preceded by
Office established
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
1949–1967
Succeeded by
Elmer Gordon West

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