History of the Federal Judiciary

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Hayes, Johnson Jay
Born January 23, 1886, in Purlear, NC
Died October 22, 1970

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
Received a recess appointment from Calvin Coolidge on April 6, 1927, to a new seat authorized by 44 Stat. 1339; nominated to the same position by Calvin Coolidge on December 6, 1927. Confirmed by the Senate on January 9, 1928, and received commission on January 9, 1928. Assumed senior status on June 18, 1957. Service terminated on October 22, 1970, due to death.

Wake Forest College School of Law, LL.B., 1909

Professional Career:
Private practice, Wilkesboro, North Carolina, 1909-1915
Prosecutor, Seventeenth Judicial District, North Carolina, 1915-1926
Private practice, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1927


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