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Almond, James Lindsay Jr.
Born June 15, 1898, in Charlottesville, VA
Died April 14, 1986, in Richmond, VA

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Judge, U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
Received a recess appointment from John F. Kennedy on October 23, 1962, to a seat vacated by Ambrose O`Connell; nominated to the same position by John F. Kennedy on January 15, 1963. Confirmed by the Senate on June 28, 1963, and received commission on July 3, 1963. Assumed senior status on March 1, 1973. 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 April 14, 1986, due to death.

Education:
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.B., 1923

Professional Career:
Private practice, Roanoke, Virginia, 1923-1930
Assistant commonwealth attorney, Roanoke, Virginia, 1930-1933
Judge, Roanoke [Virginia] Hustings Court, 1933-1945
U.S. representative from Virginia, 1946-1948
Attorney general, Commonwealth of Virginia, 1948-1957
Governor, Virginia, 1958-1962

Nominated to U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, April 16, 1962; no Senate vote
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