History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Letts, Ira Lloyd
Born May 29, 1889, in Cortland County, NY
Died November 24, 1947, in Boston, MA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
Received a recess appointment from Calvin Coolidge on June 9, 1927, to a seat vacated by Arthur L. Brown; nominated to the same position by Calvin Coolidge on December 6, 1927. Confirmed by the Senate on January 4, 1928, and received commission on January 4, 1928. Service terminated on June 24, 1935, due to resignation.

Brown University, Ph.B., 1913
Brown University, M.A., 1914
Columbia Law School, LL.B., 1917

Professional Career:
Private practice, Providence, Rhode Island, 1917-1925, 1935-1947
Assistant attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1925-1927


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