History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Claiborne, Harry E.
Born July 2, 1917, in McRae, AR
Died January 19, 2004, in Las Vegas, NV

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on July 25, 1978, to a seat vacated by Bruce R. Thompson. Confirmed by the Senate on August 11, 1978, and received commission on August 11, 1978. Served as chief judge, 1980-1986. Service terminated on October 9, 1986, due to impeachment and conviction.

Cumberland School of Law, LL.B., 1941

Professional Career:
Private practice, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1946-1978, 1987-2004
Chief deputy district attorney, Clark County, Nevada, 1946-1948
State assemblyman, Nevada, 1948
City attorney, North Las Vegas, Nevada, 1948-1955
City attorney, Henderson, Nevada, 1959


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