History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Jones, William Blakely
Born March 20, 1907, in Cedar Rapids, IA
Died July 31, 1979

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on March 19, 1962, to a seat vacated by F. Dickinson Letts. Confirmed by the Senate on April 11, 1962, and received commission on April 12, 1962. Served as chief judge, 1975-1977. Assumed senior status on March 20, 1977. Service terminated on July 31, 1979, due to death.

Education:
University of Notre Dame, A.B., 1928
Notre Dame Law School, LL.B., 1931

Professional Career:
Private practice, Helena, Montana, 1931-1937
Special assistant attorney general, State of Montana, 1935-1937
Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, 1937-1943
Attorney, U.S. Office of Patents and Appeals, 1943
Executive assistant to American chairman, Joint British-American Patent Interchange Commission, 1943-1946
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1946-1962

 

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