History of the Federal Judiciary

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Walsh, James Augustine
Born September 17, 1906, in Westfield, MA
Died May 2, 1991

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
Nominated by Harry S Truman on July 3, 1952, to a seat vacated by Howard C. Speakman. Confirmed by the Senate on July 5, 1952, and received commission on July 7, 1952. Served as chief judge, 1961-1972. Assumed senior status on July 9, 1976. Service terminated on May 2, 1991, due to death.

Georgetown College Law School (now Georgetown University Law Center), LL.B., 1928

Professional Career:
Private practice, Mesa, Arizona, 1928-1941
City attorney, Mesa, Arizona, 1936-1940
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Arizona, 1943
County attorney, Maricopa County, Arizona, 1943-1944
Judge, Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County, 1945-1947
Private practice, Phoenix, Arizona, 1947-1952
Chief counsel, Arizona Code Commission, 1951-1952


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