History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Singleton, John Virgil Jr.
Born 1918 in Kaufman, 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.

Education:
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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