Judge Leland Clure Morton

Born February 20, 1916, in Knoxville, TN
Died April 11, 1998, in Knoxville, TN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U. S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on September 21, 1970, to a seat vacated by William E. Miller; Confirmed by the Senate on October 8, 1970, and received commission on October 14, 1970. Served as chief judge, 1977-1984. Assumed senior status on July 31, 1984. Service terminated on April 11, 1998, due to death.

Education:
University of Tennessee, B.A., 1934
University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 1936

Professional Career:
Private practice, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1937-1941
Special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC, 1941-1945
Private practice, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1946-1970

Race or Ethnicity: White

Gender: Male