History of the Federal Judiciary


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Allred, James V.
Born March 29, 1899, in Bowie, TX
Died September 24, 1959, in Corpus Christi, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 5, 1939, to a new seat authorized by 52 Stat. 584. Confirmed by the Senate on February 16, 1939, and received commission on February 23, 1939. Service terminated on May 15, 1942, due to resignation.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Nominated by Harry S Truman on September 23, 1949, to a new seat authorized by 63 Stat. 493. Confirmed by the Senate on October 12, 1949, and received commission on October 13, 1949. Service terminated on September 24, 1959, due to death.

Education:
Cumberland School of Law, LL.B., 1921

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy, 1918-1919
Private practice, Wichita Falls, Texas, 1921-1923, 1926-1931
District attorney, Wichita Falls, Texas, 1923-1926
Attorney general, State of Texas, 1931-1935
Governor, Texas, 1935-1939
Candidate for U.S. Senate from Texas, 1942
Private practice, Houston, Texas, 1943-1949

Received recess appointment to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, July 11, 1938; declined appointment
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, February 18, 1943; no Senate vote
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