History of the Federal Judiciary

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Martin, John Donelson Sr.
Born May 4, 1883, in Memphis, TN
Died April 2, 1962

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on April 22, 1935, to a seat vacated by Harry B. Anderson. Confirmed by the Senate on April 30, 1935, and received commission on May 3, 1935. Service terminated on September 16, 1940, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 12, 1940, to a new seat authorized by 54 Stat. 219. Confirmed by the Senate on August 27, 1940, and received commission on September 4, 1940. Served as chief judge, 1959. Service terminated on April 2, 1962, due to death.

University of Virginia School of Law, LL.B., 1905

Professional Career:
Private practice, Memphis, Tennessee, 1905-1935
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