C. Clyde Atkins

United States Federal Judge
Born Nov 23, 1914

Carl Clyde Atkins was an American lawyer and judge.

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1914 Birth Born on November 23, 1914.


1936 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Born in Washington, D.C., Atkins graduated from the University of Florida where he was a member of Phi Kappa Tau. He received an LL.B. from the University of Florida College of Law in 1936.


1961 46 Years Old He was an active leader of the Roman Catholic Church. In December 1961, at a meeting of the Biscayne College Board of Trustees held in his office at the Alfred I. duPont Building in Miami, Atkins was appointed resident agent of the College. … Read More


1966 51 Years Old 1 More Event
President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Atkins to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida on June 28, 1966, to a new seat created by 80 Stat. 75.
1969 54 Years Old In 1969, Atkins worked on ensuring the desegregation of Miami schools by appointing a special panel to ensure the plan was carried out.
1970 55 Years Old In 1970, he ruled on a famous case involving the poet Alan Ginsberg after someone shut off Ginsberg's microphone during a public reading. … Read More


1977 62 Years Old He served as chief judge, 1977–1982 and assumed senior status on December 31, 1982. … Read More
1997 82 Years Old In 1997, the C. Clyde Atkins Moot Court Series was endowed at the University of Miami School of Law in his honor.
1999 84 Years Old He died of colon cancer in Miami on March 11, 1999. … Read More
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