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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.

Education:
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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