History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Craven, James Braxton Jr.
Born April 3, 1918, in Lenoir, NC
Died May 3, 1977, in Richmond, VA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on July 24, 1961, to a new seat authorized by 75 Stat. 80. Confirmed by the Senate on August 9, 1961, and received commission on August 10, 1961. 1962-1966. Service terminated on July 5, 1966, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on June 13, 1966, to a new seat authorized by 80 Stat. 75. Confirmed by the Senate on June 29, 1966, and received commission on June 29, 1966. Service terminated on May 3, 1977, due to death.

Education:
Duke University, A.B., 1939
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1942

Professional Career:
Solicitor, Burke County, North Carolina, 1947
Private practice, Charlotte and Ashville, North Carolina, 1948-1956
Assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of North Carolina, 1948-1952
Special judge, North Carolina Superior Court, 1956-1961

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