History of the Federal Judiciary


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Martin, James Robert Jr.
Born November 30, 1909, in Greenville, SC
Died November 14, 1984

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of South Carolina
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on August 30, 1961, to a new seat authorized by 75 Stat. 80. Confirmed by the Senate on September 8, 1961, and received commission on September 18, 1961. Served as chief judge, 1962-1965. Service terminated on November 1, 1965, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of South Carolina
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on August 30, 1961, to a new seat authorized by 75 Stat. 80. Confirmed by the Senate on September 8, 1961, and received commission on September 18, 1961. Service terminated on November 1, 1965, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
Reassigned on November 1, 1965, to a new seat authorized by 79 Stat. 951. Served as chief judge, 1965-1979. Assumed senior status on November 30, 1979. Service terminated on November 14, 1984, due to death.

Education:
Washington and Lee University School of Law, LL.B., 1931

Professional Career:
Private practice, Greenville, South Carolina, 1931-1944
State representative from Greenville County, South Carolina, 1943-1944
Judge, South Carolina Circuit Court, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, 1944-1961

 

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