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Luther Merritt Swygert, American judge. Bar: Indiana bar. Member American Bar Association, Indiana Bar Association.

Background

Swygert, Luther Merritt was born on February 7, 1905 in Miami County, Indiana, United States. Son of Irven W. and Catherine (Hoover) Swygert.

Education

Bachelor of Laws magna cum laude, Notre Dame University, 1927. Doctor of Laws, Valparaiso School Law, 1964. Doctor of Laws, University Notre Dame, 1969.

Doctor of Laws, Stetson University, 1982.

Career

Private practice, 1927-1931. Deputy prosecuting attorney Lake Company, Indiana, 1931-1933. Assistant United States attorney, Northern District Indiana, 1934-1943, United States district judge, 1943-1961, chief judge, 1954-1961.

Judge The United States of America Circuit Court Appeals, 1961-1988, chief judge, 1970-1975, senior circuit judge, 1981.

Achievements

  • Bar: Indiana bar.

Membership

Member American Bar Association, Indiana Bar Association.

Connections

Married Mildred Kercher, October 10, 1931 (deceased January 1969). Married Mistress Gari Pancoe, July 1, 1969. Children– Robert L. (deceased), Michael I.

father:
Irven W. Swygert

mother:
Catherine (Hoover) Swygert

spouse:
Mildred Kercher

spouse:
Mistress Gari Pancoe

child:
Robert L. Swygert (deceased)

child:
Michael I. Swygert