History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Carter, James Marshall
Born March 11, 1904, in Santa Barbara, CA
Died November 18, 1979, in La Jolla, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Nominated by Harry S Truman on September 23, 1949, to a new seat authorized by 63 Stat. 493. Confirmed by the Senate on October 15, 1949, and received commission on October 18, 1949. Served as chief judge, 1966-1967. Service terminated on December 1, 1967, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on November 6, 1967, to a seat vacated by Gilbert H. Jertberg. Confirmed by the Senate on November 16, 1967, and received commission on November 16, 1967. Assumed senior status on September 30, 1971. Service terminated on November 18, 1979, due to death.

Education:
Harvard Law School
Pomona College, A.B., 1924
University of Southern California Law School, J.D., 1927

Professional Career:
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1928-1940, 1943
Teacher, Police School, Los Angeles Board of Education, California, 1934-1935
Director, State Department of Motor Vehicles, Sacramento, California, 1940-1942
Chief assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of California, 1943-1946
U.S. attorney for the Southern District of California, 1946-1949

 

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