History of the Federal Judiciary

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Skelton, Byron George
Born September 1, 1905, in Florence, Williamson County, TX
Died February 6, 2004

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Court of Claims
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on August 17, 1966, to a new seat authorized by 80 Stat. 139. Confirmed by the Senate on October 20, 1966, and received commission on November 3, 1966. Assumed senior status on May 1, 1977. Service terminated on September 30, 1982, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Reassigned on October 1, 1982, to a new seat authorized by 96 Stat. 25. Service terminated on February 6, 2004, due to death.

University of Texas, B.A., 1927
University of Texas, M.A., 1928
University of Texas School of Law, LL.B., 1931

Professional Career:
Private practice, Temple, Texas, 1931-1942, 1945-1966
County attorney, Bell County, Texas, 1934-1938
Special assistant to the ambassador to Argentina, U.S. Department of State, 1942-1945
City attorney, Temple, Texas, 1945-1960
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