History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Singleton, John Virgil Jr.
Born March 20, 1918, in Kaufman, TX
Died March 20, 2015, in Houston, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on June 28, 1966, to a new seat authorized by 80 Stat. 75. Confirmed by the Senate on July 22, 1966, and received commission on July 22, 1966. Served as chief judge, 1979-1988. Assumed senior status on April 1, 1988. Service terminated on June 1, 1992, due to retirement.

University of Texas, B.A., 1942
Naval Justice School, 1948

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy lieutenant commander, 1942-1946
U.S. Veterans Administration, 1946
Private practice, Houston, Texas, 1946-1966
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