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.

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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