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Bratton, Howard C.
Born February 4, 1922, in Clovis, NM
Died May 5, 2002

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on March 3, 1964, to a seat vacated by Waldo H. Rogers. Confirmed by the Senate on March 14, 1964, and received commission on March 17, 1964. Served as chief judge, 1978-1987. Assumed senior status on February 4, 1987. Service terminated on May 5, 2002, due to death.

Education:
University of New Mexico, B.A., 1941
Yale Law School, LL.B., 1947

Professional Career:
U.S. Army captain, 1942-1945
Law clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals, 1948
Private practice, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1949-1952
Special assistant U.S. attorney in charge of litigation, Office of Price Stabilization, 1951-1952
Private practice, Roswell, New Mexico, 1952-1964
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