|Intro||American federal judge|
|Was||Military officer Lawyer Judge Soldier Officer|
|From||United States of America|
|Birth||10 May 1910, Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi, USA|
|Death||22 December 1981 (aged 71 years)|
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Robert Andrew Ainsworth Jr. (May 10, 1910 – December 22, 1981) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and previously was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Education and career
Born in Gulfport, Mississippi, Ainsworth earned a Bachelor of Laws from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 1932. He was in private practice in New Orleans, Louisiana from 1932 to 1961. He was a Lieutenant in the United States Navy during World War II, in 1944. He was a member of the Louisiana State Senate from 1952 to 1961, serving as President pro tem from 1952 to 1956 and from 1960 to 1961.
Federal judicial service
Ainsworth was nominated by President John F. Kennedy on September 14, 1961, to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, to a new seat authorized by 75 Stat. 80. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 21, 1961, and received his commission on September 22, 1961. His service terminated on August 31, 1966, due to elevation to the Fifth Circuit.
Ainsworth was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson on June 28, 1966, to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, to a new seat authorized by 80 Stat. 75. He was confirmed by the Senate on July 22, 1966, and received his commission on July 22, 1966. His service terminated on December 22, 1981, due to his death.
Ainsworth married Elizabeth Estelle Hiern (1911-1999) in 1933.
- Robert Andrew Ainsworth Jr. at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
Seat established by 75 Stat. 80
| Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
Edward James Boyle Sr.
Seat established by 80 Stat. 75
| Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
W. Eugene Davis