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Peter Hill Beer

Peter Hill Beer, American federal judge. Bar: Louisiana 1952. Decorated Bronze Star, Air Force Commendation medal; recipient Justice William Brennan award University Virginia School Law, 2005.


  • Beer, Peter Hill was born on April 12, 1928 in New Orleans. Son of Mose Haas and Henret (Lowenburg) Beer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, Tulane University, 1949. Bachelor of Laws, Tulane University, 1952. Master of Laws, University Virginia, 1986.


    • Successively associate, partner, senior partner Montgomery, Barnett, Brown & Read, New Orleans, 1955-1974. Judge Louisiana Court Appeal, 1974-1979, United States District Court (eastern district) Louisiana, New Orleans, 1979—1994, senior judge, since 1994. Vice chairman Louisiana Appellate Judges Conference.

      Appointed by chief justice of the United States to state-federal committee Judicial Conference United States, 1985-1989. Appointed by chief justice of the United States to National Judicial Council State and Federal Courts, since 1993.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Louisiana 1952.


    Denomination: Judaism


    Member board managers Touro Infirmary, New Orleans, 1969-1974. Member executive committee Bureau Governmental Research, 1965-1969. Chairman professional division United Fund New Orleans, 1966-1969.

    Member New Orleans City Council, 1969-1974, vice president, 1972-1974. Captain United States Air Force, 1952-1955. Member American Bar Association (member house delegations), American Judicature Society, Federal Bar Association, Louisiana Bar Association, National Lawyers Club, Southern Yacht Club, St. John Golf Club.


    • Children: Kimberly Beer Bailes, Kenneth, Dana Beer Long-Innes. Married Marjorie Barry, July 14, 1985.
    • father: Mose Haas Beer
    • mother: Henret (Lowenburg) Beer
    • spouse: Marjorie Barry
    • children: Kimberly Beer Bailes Beer
    • Kenneth Beer
    • Dana Beer Long-Innes Beer
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    Born April 12, 1928