History of the Federal Judiciary

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Connally, Ben Clarkson
Born December 28, 1909, in Marlin, TX
Died December 2, 1975

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Nominated by Harry S Truman on September 23, 1949, to a new seat authorized by 63 Stat. 493. Confirmed by the Senate on October 12, 1949, and received commission on October 13, 1949. Served as chief judge, 1962-1974. Assumed senior status on December 28, 1974. Service terminated on December 2, 1975, due to death.

University of Texas, B.A., 1930
University of Texas School of Law, LL.B., 1933
Harvard Law School, LL.M., 1934

Professional Career:
Private practice, Houston, Texas, 1934-1942, 1945-1949
U.S. Army, Air Corps, 1942-1945
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