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Parker, John Johnston
Born November 20, 1885, in Monroe, NC
Died March 17, 1958, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Received a recess appointment from Calvin Coolidge on October 3, 1925, to a seat vacated by Charles Albert Woods; nominated to the same position by Calvin Coolidge on December 8, 1925. Confirmed by the Senate on December 14, 1925, and received commission on December 14, 1925. Served as chief judge, 1948-1958. Service terminated on March 17, 1958, due to death.

University of North Carolina, B.A., 1907
University of North Carolina School of Law, LL.B., 1908

Professional Career:
Private practice, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1908-1909
Private practice, Monroe, North Carolina, 1909-1922
Republican candidate for U.S. House of Representatives from North Carolina, 1910
Candidate for attorney general, State of North Carolina, 1916
Republican candidate for governor, North Carolina, 1920
Private practice, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1922-1925
Special assistant to the Attorney General of the United States, 1923-1924

Nominated to Supreme Court of the United States, March 21, 1930; rejected by Senate, May 7, 1930
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