History of the Federal Judiciary


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Farris, Joseph Jerome
Born 1930 in Birmingham, AL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on July 12, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on September 26, 1979, and received commission on September 27, 1979. Assumed senior status on March 4, 1995.

Education:
Morehouse College, B.S., 1951
Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta University), M.S.W., 1955
University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 1958

Professional Career:
U.S. Army Signal Corps, 1952-1953
Private practice, Seattle, Washington, 1958-1969
Judge, Court of Appeals of the State of Washington, 1969-1979

 

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