Herboth Strother Ryder, American judge. Bar: Florida 1950, United States District Court (southern and middle districts) Florida 1950, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1970. Chairman Florida State Advisory Council on Drug Abuse, 1973-1978; member Governor's Commission on Criminal Standards and Goals. Member Florida Conference of District Court Appeals Judges (president 1990, 91—), Florida Judicial Council, Federal Judicial Council.
Assistant attorney general State of Florida, Tallahassee, 1959, assistant state's attorney 13th Judicial Circuit Tampa, 1961-1963. Field attorney National Labor Relations Board, Florida, 1959-1960. Associate Fowler, White, et al, 1960-1961, Albritton, Sessums, Ryder & Grandoff, Tampa, 1963-1971.
Judge Hillsborough County Court of Record, 1971-1973, 13th Judicial Circuit Court, Tampa, 1973-1977, District Court of Appeal 2d District, Tampa, from 1977. Chief judge The United States of America District Court (2nd district) Florida, 1984-1986. Member faculty Florida Judicial College.
Member committee on standard jury instruction, civil Supreme Court of Florida.