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Doyle, James Edward
Born July 6, 1915, in Oshkosh, WI
Died April 1, 1987, in Madison, WI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on April 29, 1965, to a seat vacated by David Rabinovitz. Confirmed by the Senate on May 21, 1965, and received commission on May 22, 1965. Served as chief judge, 1978-1980. Assumed senior status on July 7, 1980. Service terminated on April 1, 1987, due to death.

Education:
University of Wisconsin, A.B., 1937
Columbia Law School, LL.B., 1940

Professional Career:
Attorney, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1940-1941
Law clerk, Hon. James F. Byrnes, Supreme Court of the United States, 1941-1942
U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant, 1942-1945
Consultant, U.S. Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion, 1945
Assistant to the counselor, U.S. Department of State, 1945-1946
Assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of Wisconsin, 1946-1948
Private practice, Madison, Wisconsin, 1948-1965
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