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Adair, J[ackson] Leroy

Born February 23, 1887, in Clayton, IL
Died January 19, 1956

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 24, 1937, to a seat vacated by J. Earl Major. Confirmed by the Senate on April 20, 1937, and received commission on April 27, 1937. Service terminated on January 19, 1956, due to death.

University of Michigan Law School, LL.B., 1911

Professional Career:

Private practice, Muskogee, Oklahoma, 1912-1914
City attorney, Quincy, Illinois, 1915-1916
State's attorney, Adams County, Illinois, 1916-1920, 1924-1928
Private practice, Adams County, Illinois, 1920-1924
State senator, Illinois, 1928-1932
U.S. representative from Illinois, 1933-1937