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Bratton, Sam Gilbert

Born August 19, 1888, in Kosse, TX
Died September 22, 1963

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 1, 1933, to a seat vacated by John Hazelton Cotteral. Confirmed by the Senate on June 1, 1933, and received commission on June 1, 1933. Served as chief judge, 1956-1959. Assumed senior status on March 1, 1961. Service terminated on September 22, 1963, due to death.

Read law, 1909

Professional Career:

Private practice, Farwell, Texas, 1909-1915
Private practice, Clovis, New Mexico, 1915-1918
Judge, New Mexico District Court, Fifth Judicial District, 1919-1922
Associate justice, New Mexico Supreme Court, 1923-1924
U.S. senator from New Mexico, 1925-1933
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1956-1959