Guide to the John C. Godbold Investiture Proceedings, RG 199
Processed and Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: July 2004
0.10 cubic feet; 1 item.
Number of Boxes:
1 file folder.
Type of material:
Historical or Biographical Sketch:
John Cooper Godbold was born in Coy, Alabama on March 24, 1920 to Condie and Elsie (Williamson) Godbold. He attended local public schools and graduated from Alabama Polytechnic Institute (currently Auburn University) in 1940. He served in the United States Army during the Second World War as a field artillery officer. He retired from the service in 1946. After the war, he attended Harvard Law School where in 1948 he received a law degree. He returned to Alabama the same year and began working for the law firm of Richard T. Rives in Montgomery. In 1951 he began his own law firm of Godbold & Hobbs which he managed until 1966. He became circuit court judge of the United States Court of Appeals that same year. Since 1981 he has served as senior judge of the United States Court of Appeals (11th Circuit). From 1976 to 1981 he was member of the Federal Judge Center in Washington, D. C. and director of the center from 1987 to 1990. He is a member of various county, state and national bar associations and legal fraternities. (see Who's Who in America, 2003)
Scope and Content:
Collection consists of the investiture proceedings of John C. Godbold at Montgomery, Alabama on August 31, 1966.
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