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Redden, James Anthony
Born 1929 in Springfield, MA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on December 3, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on February 20, 1980, and received commission on February 20, 1980. Served as chief judge, 1990-1995. Assumed senior status on March 13, 1995.

Education:
Boston College Law School, LL.B., 1954

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1946-1948
Private practice, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1954-1955
Title examiner, Title & Trust Insurance Company, Oregon, 1955
Claims adjuster, Allstate Insurance Corporation, 1956
Private practice, Medford, Oregon, 1956-1972
State representative, Oregon, 1963-1969; minority leader, 1967-1969
Chairman, Public Employee Relations Board, 1969-1972
Treasurer, State of Oregon, 1973-1976
Attorney general, State of Oregon, 1977-1980

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