Lenore Carrero Nesbitt
Lenore Carrero Nesbitt (July 19, 1932 – October 6, 2001) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Lenore Carrero Nesbitt
|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida|
July 19, 1998 – October 6, 2001
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida|
November 16, 1983 – July 19, 1998
|Appointed by||Ronald Reagan|
|Preceded by||C. Clyde Atkins|
|Succeeded by||Adalberto Jordan|
|Born||July 19, 1932|
|Died||October 6, 2001 69) (aged|
Coral Gables, Florida
|Education||Stephens College (A.A.)|
Northwestern University (B.S.)
University of Miami School of Law (LL.B.)
Education and career
Nesbitt was born in Miami, Florida. She received an Associate of Arts degree from Stephens College in 1952. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University in 1954. She received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Miami School of Law in 1957. She was a research assistant for the Florida First District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee from 1957 to 1959. She was in private practice of law in Miami from 1960 to 1963. She was a special assistant state attorney general of the State of Florida from 1961 to 1963. She was a research assistant for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida in Dade County from 1963 to 1965. She returned to private practice in Miami from 1969 to 1975. She was a counsel for the Florida State Board of Medical Examiners from 1970 to 1971. She was a judge of the Circuit Court of Florida, Eleventh Judicial Circuit from 1975 to 1982.
Federal judicial service
Nesbitt was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on October 31, 1983, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida vacated by Judge C. Clyde Atkins. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 15, 1983, and received commission on November 16, 1983. She assumed senior status on July 19, 1998. Her service was terminated on October 6, 2001, due to her death from complications of brain cancer in Coral Gables, Florida.
Other service and honors
Nesbitt served on the University of Miami board of trustees. She was inducted into the Florida Women's Hall of Fame in 2001. The Lenore Carrero Nesbitt Public Service Scholarship was established at the University of Miami School of Law in her honor.
Her husband Joseph Nesbitt was a judge on the Florida Third District Court of Appeal.
- "Nesbitt, Lenore Carrero - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
- "Lenore C. Nesbitt, 69; First Female Federal Judge in Fla. District". 13 October 2001 – via LA Times.
- "Biography of Judge Joseph Nesbitt". www.3dca.flcourts.org.
- Profile from the Florida Women's Hall of Fame
C. Clyde Atkins
| Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida