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Burns, James Milton
Born November 24, 1924, in Portland, OR
Died December 21, 2001, in Wilsonville, OR

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on March 22, 1972, to a seat vacated by Gus J. Solomon. Confirmed by the Senate on May 25, 1972, and received commission on June 2, 1972. Served as chief judge, 1979-1984. Assumed senior status on November 24, 1989. Service terminated on December 21, 2001, due to death.

University of Portland, B.A., 1947
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1950

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1943-1945
Private practice, Portland, Oregon, 1950-1952, 1956-1966
District attorney, Harney County, Oregon, 1952-1956
Special master, U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, 1962-1965
Judge, Oregon Circuit Court, Multnomah County, 1966-1972
Faculty, National Judicial College, 1971
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