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Sneed, Joseph Tyree III
Born July 21, 1920, in Calvert, TX
Died February 9, 2008, in San Francisco, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on July 25, 1973, to a seat vacated by Frederick G. Hamley. Confirmed by the Senate on August 3, 1973, and received commission on August 24, 1973. Assumed senior status on July 21, 1987. Service terminated on February 9, 2008, due to death.

Education:
Southwestern University, B.B.A., 1941
University of Texas School of Law, LL.B., 1947
Harvard Law School, S.J.D., 1958

Professional Career:
U.S. Army staff sergeant, Air Corps, 1942-1946
Faculty, University of Texas Law School, 1947-1957; assistant professor, 1947-1951; associate professor, 1951-1954; professor, 1954-1957
Private practice, Austin, Texas, 1954-1956
Professor of law, Cornell University, 1957-1962
Professor of law, Stanford University, 1962-1971
Dean and professor of law, Duke University, 1971-1973
Deputy attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1973
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