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Coleman, James Plemon
Born January 9, 1914, in Ackerman, MS
Died September 28, 1991, in Ackerman, MS

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on June 22, 1965, to a seat vacated by Benjamin Franklin Cameron. Confirmed by the Senate on July 26, 1965, and received commission on July 26, 1965. Served as chief judge, 1979-1981. Assumed senior status on May 31, 1981. Service terminated on January 31, 1984, due to retirement.

Education:
George Washington University Law School, LL.B., 1939

Professional Career:
Private practice, Ackerman, Mississippi, 1939-1946
District attorney, Fifth Judicial District, Mississippi, 1940-1946
Judge, Mississippi Circuit Court, Fifth Judicial District, 1947-1950
Justice, Mississippi Supreme Court, 1950
Attorney general, State of Mississippi, 1950-1956
Governor, Mississippi, 1956-1960
State representative, Mississippi, 1960-1964
Private practice, Choctaw County, Mississippi, 1960-1965, 1984-1990
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