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Clayton, Claude Feemster
Born August 4, 1909, in Tupelo, MS
Died July 4, 1969

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on February 24, 1958, to a seat vacated by Alan Cox. Confirmed by the Senate on March 4, 1958, and received commission on March 12, 1958. 1966-1967. Service terminated on November 23, 1967, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on October 16, 1967, to a new seat authorized by 80 Stat. 75. Confirmed by the Senate on October 26, 1967, and received commission on October 27, 1967. Service terminated on July 4, 1969, due to death.

Education:
University of Mississippi School of Law, LL.B., 1931

Professional Career:
Private practice, Tupelo, Mississippi, 1931-1935, 1945-1958
Prosecutor, Lee County, Mississippi, 1935-1938
Judge, Mississippi Circuit Court, First Judicial District, 1938-1942
U.S. Army, 1942-1945
City attorney, Tupelo, Mississippi, 1949-1953

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