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Lemley, Harry Jacob
Born August 6, 1883, in Upperville, VA
Died March 5, 1965

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on April 27, 1939, to a new seat authorized by 52 Stat. 584. Confirmed by the Senate on May 8, 1939, and received commission on May 11, 1939. Served as chief judge, 1948-1958. Assumed senior status on September 5, 1958. Service terminated on March 5, 1965, due to death.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on April 27, 1939, to a new seat authorized by 52 Stat. 584. Confirmed by the Senate on May 8, 1939, and received commission on May 11, 1939. Assumed senior status on September 5, 1958. Service terminated on March 5, 1965, due to death.

Education:
Washington and Lee University School of Law, LL.B., 1910

Professional Career:
Private practice, Hope, Arkansas, 1912-1939
Member, Arkansas State Highway Audit Commission, 1931-1933
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