History of the Federal Judiciary


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Rice, Ben Herbert Jr.
Born December 12, 1889, in Marlin, TX
Died March 14, 1964, in Marlin, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Nominated by Harry S Truman on September 10, 1945, to a seat vacated by Walter A. Keeling. Confirmed by the Senate on September 19, 1945, and received commission on September 28, 1945. Served as chief judge, 1948-1962. Service terminated on March 14, 1964, due to death.

Education:
University of Texas School of Law, LL.B., 1913
University of Texas, B.A., 1914
University of Texas School of Law, LL.M., 1914

Professional Career:
Assistant county attorney, Falls County, Texas, 1914-1917
U.S. Army, Air Corps, 1917-1919
Private practice, Marlin, Texas, 1919-1940
City attorney, Marlin, Texas, 1920-1929
Chief justice, Texas Court of Civil Appeals, 1940-1945

 

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