History of the Federal Judiciary

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Paul, John Jr.
Born December 9, 1883, in Harrisonburg, VA
Died February 13, 1964, in Ottobine, VA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
Nominated by Herbert Hoover on December 15, 1931, to a seat vacated by Henry C. McDowell. Confirmed by the Senate on January 11, 1932, and received commission on January 14, 1932. Served as chief judge, 1948-1958. Assumed senior status on August 1, 1958. Service terminated on February 13, 1964, due to death.

Virginia Military Institute, B.A., 1903
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.B., 1906

Professional Career:
Private practice, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 1907-1917, 1924-1929
State senator, Virginia, 1911-1915, 1919-1922
Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia, 1916, 1918
U.S. Army, 1917-1919
City attorney, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 1919-1923
U.S. representative from Virginia, 1922-1923
Special assistant to the Attorney General of the United States, 1923-1924
U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia, 1929-1932
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