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G. Harrold Carswell

AKA George Harrold Carswell

Born: 22-Dec-1919
Birthplace: Irwinton, GA
Died: 31-Jul-1992
Location of death: Tallahassee, FL
Cause of death: Cancer - Lung

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Matter of Dispute
Occupation: Judge
Party Affiliation: Republican [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Failed US Supreme Court nominee

Military service: US Navy

"I am a Southerner by ancestry, birth, training, inclination, belief, and practice. I believe that segregation of the races is proper and the only practical and correct way of life in our states. I have always so believed and I shall always so act. ... I yield to no man as a fellow-candidate, as a fellow-citizen, in the firm, vigorous belief in the principles of white supremacy, and I shall always be so governed." (1948 speech)


[1] Changed registration from Democrat to Republican in 1952.

Wife: Virginia Simmons Carswell (m. 1944, four children)
Son: George Harrold Carswell
Son: Scott Simmons Carswell
Daughter: Ramsay Langston
Daughter: Nan Cherry

    University: Duke University (1941)
    Law School: University of Georgia School of Law
    Law School: Mercer University (1948)

    US Appeals Court Judge, 5th Circuit (1969-70)
    US District Judge (1958-69)
    US Attorney Northern District of Florida (1953-58)
    Lewd Conduct Tallahassee (Jun-1976), charge dropped
    Battery Tallahassee (Jun-1976), fined $100
    Nervous Breakdown (Jul-1976)
    White Supremacists
    Risk Factors: Depression


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