History of the Federal Judiciary

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Johnson, Jed Joseph
Born July 31, 1888, in Waxahachi, TX
Died May 8, 1963, in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Customs Court
Nominated by Harry S Truman on April 7, 1947, to a seat vacated by William J. Keefe. Confirmed by the Senate on June 23, 1947, and received commission on June 25, 1947. Service terminated on May 8, 1963, due to death.

University of Oklahoma College of Law, LL.B., 1915

Professional Career:
Private practice, Walters, Oklahoma, 1918
U.S. Army private, 1918-1919
Private practice, Chickasha, Oklahoma, 1919-1927
Newspaper editor, Cotton City, Oklahoma, 1920-1922
State senator, Oklahoma, 1920-1927
U.S. representative from Oklahoma, 1927-1947

Nominated to U.S. Customs Court, March 29, 1945; confirmed, April 3, 1945; declined appointment


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