History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Crary, Elisha Avery
Born June 24, 1905, in Grundy Center, IA
Died April 28, 1978

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on July 31, 1962, to a seat vacated by Ernest A. Tolin. Confirmed by the Senate on August 25, 1962, and received commission on August 28, 1962. Service terminated on September 18, 1966, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Reassigned on September 18, 1966, to a new seat authorized by 80 Stat. 75. Assumed senior status on June 24, 1975. Service terminated on April 28, 1978, due to death.

University of Southern California, B.A., 1929
University of Southern California Law School, J.D., 1929

Professional Career:
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1930-1941, 1946-1961
U.S. Army Reserve, 1931-1957
U.S. Army, 1941-1946
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, 1961-1962


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