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Byrnes, James Francis

Born May 2, 1882, in Charleston, SC
Died April 9, 1972, in Columbia, SC

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 12, 1941, to a seat vacated by James Clark McReynolds. Confirmed by the Senate on June 12, 1941, and received commission on June 25, 1941. Service terminated on October 3, 1942, due to resignation.

Allotment as Circuit Justice:

Seventh Circuit, October 14, 1941-October 3, 1942

Read law, 1903

Professional Career:

Official court reporter, South Carolina Circuit Court, Second Judicial Circuit, 1900-1908
Editor, Aiken [South Carolina] Journal and Review, 1903-1907
Solicitor, Second Judicial Circuit, South Carolina, 1908-1910
U.S. representative from South Carolina, 1911-1925
Private practice, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1925-1931
U.S. senator from South Carolina, 1931-1941
Director, U.S. Office of Economic Stabilization, 1942-1943
Chairman, U.S. War Mobilization Board, 1943-1945
Secretary of State, 1945-1947
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1947-1950
Governor, South Carolina, 1951-1955