History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Morris, James Ward
Born November 14, 1890, in Smithfield, NC
Died November 15, 1960

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on May 23, 1939, to a new seat authorized by 52 Stat. 584. Confirmed by the Senate on June 15, 1939, and received commission on June 19, 1939. Service terminated on November 15, 1960, due to death.

University of North Carolina School of Law
University of North Carolina, A.B., 1912
Read law, 1913

Professional Career:
Private practice, Tampa, Florida, 1913-1933
U.S. Army, 1917-1919
U.S. Department of Justice, 1933-1939; special assistant to the Attorney General of the United States, 1933-1935; assistant attorney general, 1935-1939


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