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Orville Edwin Langley
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma

In office
1965–1973
Preceded by Eugene Rice
Succeeded by Frederick Alvin Daugherty
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma

In office
January 27, 1965 – September 12, 1973
Appointed by Lyndon B. Johnson
Preceded by Eugene Rice
Succeeded by Joseph Wilson Morris
Personal details
Born Orville Edwin Langley
(1908-10-28)October 28, 1908
Prague, Oklahoma
Died September 12, 1973(1973-09-12) (aged 64)
Muskogee, Oklahoma
Occupation Attorney, judge
Profession Law

Orville Edwin Langley (October 28, 1908 – September 12, 1973) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

Education and career[]

Born on October 28, 1908, in Prague, Oklahoma, Langley received a Bachelor of Science degree from Harvard University in 1932 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1940. He was in private practice in Muskogee, Oklahoma from 1940 to 1961. He was a United States Army Colonel from 1942 to 1946. He was a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1949 to 1952. He was the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma from 1961 to 1965.[1]

Federal judicial service[]

On January 7, 1965, Langley was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma vacated by Judge Eugene Rice. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 26, 1965, and received his commission on January 27, 1965. He served as Chief Judge from 1965 to 1973.[1] Langley served in that capacity until his death on September 12, 1973, in Muskogee.[2] Joseph Morris succeeded him in this position.[3]

Family[]

Orville married Jessie Evans Cosgrove on November 27, 1936.[citation needed] They had one son, James Cosgrove Langley (1941-1983).[2]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1
    • Orville Edwin Langley at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Orville Edwin Langley (1908-1973)". https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/45730532. Retrieved 28 June 2018. 
  3. "Orville Langley." Ballotpedia. Accessed September 1, 2018.

Sources[]

  • Orville Edwin Langley at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Eugene Rice
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
1965–1973
Succeeded by
Joseph Wilson Morris
Preceded by
Eugene Rice
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma
1965–1973
Succeeded by
Frederick Alvin Daugherty

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