History of the Federal Judiciary


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Harrison, Benjamin
Born December 18, 1888, in San Bernardino, CA
Died August 13, 1960

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 11, 1940, to a new seat authorized by 54 Stat. 219. Confirmed by the Senate on June 22, 1940, and received commission on June 26, 1940. Served as chief judge, 1959. Service terminated on August 13, 1960, due to death.

Education:
Read law, 1914

Professional Career:
Private practice, Needles, California, 1917-1923
City attorney, Needles, California, 1918-1937
Private practice, San Bernardino, California, 1923-1937
Member, San Bernardino [California] Board of Education, 1928-1932
U.S. attorney for the Southern District of California, 1937-1940

 

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