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Bennett, Marion Tinsley
Born June 6, 1914, in Buffalo, MO
Died September 6, 2000, in Alexandria, VA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Court of Claims
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on May 22, 1972, to a seat vacated by Linton M. Collins. Confirmed by the Senate on June 28, 1972, and received commission on June 28, 1972. Service terminated on September 30, 1982, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Reassigned on October 1, 1982, to a new seat authorized by 96 Stat. 25. Assumed senior status on March 1, 1986. Service terminated on September 6, 2000, due to death.

Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University), A.B., 1935
Washington University School of Law, J.D., 1938

Professional Career:
Private practice, Springfield, Missouri, 1938-1940
Administrative assistant, U.S. Rep. Philip Alan Bennett, Missouri, 1941-1942
U.S. representative from Missouri, 1943-1949
Commissioner, U.S. Court of Claims, 1949-1964
Chief trial commissioner, U.S. Court of Claims, 1964-1972
U.S. Air Force Reserve colonel, 1950-1974
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