History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Ross, John Rolly
Born March 1, 1899, in Boston, MA
Died April 22, 1963

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on May 3, 1954, to a new seat authorized by 68 Stat. 8. Confirmed by the Senate on May 13, 1954, and received commission on May 15, 1954. Served as chief judge, 1961-1963. Service terminated on April 22, 1963, due to death.

Education:
University of Nevada, Reno, A.B., 1923
Stanford Law School, J.D., 1926

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, World War I
Private practice, 1926-1954
District attorney, Lyon County, Nevada, 1927-1929
City attorney, Youngton, Nevada, 1929-1939
Republican state chairman, Nevada, 1934
City attorney, Carson City, Nevada, 1947-1951
Member, governor's legislative counsel, Nevada, 1947, 1951, 1953


 

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