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Browning, James Robert
Born October 1, 1918, in Great Falls, MT
Died May 6, 2012, in Marin County, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on September 6, 1961, to a seat vacated by Walter Lyndon Pope. Confirmed by the Senate on September 14, 1961, and received commission on September 18, 1961. Served as chief judge, 1976-1988. Assumed senior status on September 1, 2000. Service terminated on May 6, 2012, due to death.

Education:
University of Montana School of Law, LL.B., 1941

Professional Career:
Special attorney, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Denver, Colorado, 1941-1943
U.S. Army lieutenant, 1943-1946
Special attorney, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., 1946-1948
Chief, Northwest Regional Office, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Seattle, Washington, 1948-1949
Assistant chief, Antitrust Division, General Litigation Section, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., 1949-1951
First assistant, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., 1951-1952
Executive assistant, Office of the Attorney General of the United States, 1952-1953
Chief, Executive Office for United States Attorneys, 1953
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1953-1958
Clerk of the court, Supreme Court of the United States, 1958-1961

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