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Prettyman, Elijah Barrett
Born August 23, 1891, in Lexington, VA
Died August 4, 1971

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by Harry S Truman on September 12, 1945, to a seat vacated by Justin Miller. Confirmed by the Senate on September 24, 1945, and received commission on September 28, 1945. Served as chief judge, 1958-1960. Assumed senior status on April 16, 1962. Service terminated on August 4, 1971, due to death.

Education:
Randolph-Macon College, B.A., 1910
Randolph-Macon College, A.M., 1911
Georgetown College Law School (now Georgetown University Law Center), LL.B., 1915

Professional Career:
Private practice, Hopewell, Virginia, 1915-1917
U.S. Army captain, 1917-1919
Special attorney, Bureau of Internal Revenue, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Washington, D.C., and New York City, 1919-1920
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, Washington, D.C., and New York City, 1920-1933
General counsel, Bureau of Internal Revenue, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1933-1934
Corporation counsel, Washington, D.C., 1934-1936
Private practice, Washington, D.C., and Hartford, Connecticut, 1936-1945

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