History of the Federal Judiciary

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Barrett, James Emmett
Born April 8, 1922, in Lusk, WY
Died November 7, 2011, in Cheyenne, WY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on March 25, 1971, to a seat vacated by John Joseph Hickey. Confirmed by the Senate on April 21, 1971, and received commission on April 23, 1971. Assumed senior status on April 8, 1987. Service terminated on November 7, 2011, due to death.

Judge, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, 1979-1984

University of Wyoming College of Law, LL.B., 1949

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1942-1945
Private practice, Lusk, Wyoming, 1949-1967
Secretary-treasurer, Niobrara County Republican Central Committee, Wyoming, 1950-1966
Prosecuting attorney, Lusk, Wyoming, 1951-1962
Town attorney, Lusk, Wyoming, 1954-1956
Attorney, Niobrara Consolidated School District, Wyoming, 1952-1962
Attorney general, State of Wyoming, 1967-1971


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