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Fee, James Alger

Born September 24, 1888, in Pendleton, OR
Died August 25, 1959

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
Received a recess appointment from Herbert Hoover on March 18, 1931, to a seat vacated by Robert S. Bean; nominated to the same position by Herbert Hoover on December 15, 1931. Confirmed by the Senate on December 22, 1931, and received commission on December 23, 1931. Served as chief judge, 1948-1954. Service terminated on April 30, 1954, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on April 6, 1954, to a seat vacated by Clifton Mathews. Confirmed by the Senate on April 23, 1954, and received commission on April 30, 1954. Service terminated on August 25, 1959, due to death.

Whitman College, A.B., 1910
Columbia Law School, LL.B., 1914

Professional Career:

Private practice, Pendleton, Oregon, 1914-1916, 1920-1927
City attorney, Pendleton, Oregon, 1916-1917
U.S. Army lieutenant, Air Corps, 1917-1919
Member, Legal Staff, U.S. Department of War, 1919-1920
Judge, Oregon Circuit Court, 1927-1931

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, February 26, 1931; no Senate vote