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Garrett, Finis James
Died May 25, 1956, in Washington, DC
Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Judge, U.S. Court of Customs Appeals (later U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals)
Nominated by Calvin Coolidge on February 14, 1929, to a seat vacated by James F. Smith. Confirmed by the Senate on February 18, 1929, and received commission on February 18, 1929. Service terminated on December 1, 1937, due to appointment to another judicial position.
Presiding Judge, U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on November 16, 1937, to a seat vacated by William J. Graham. Confirmed by the Senate on November 30, 1937, and received commission on December 1, 1937. Service terminated on September 1, 1948, due to reassignment.
Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
Reassigned on September 1, 1948, to a new seat authorized by 62 Stat. 899. Service terminated on September 15, 1955, due to retirement.
Bethel College, A.B., 1897
Read law, 1899
Private practice, Dresden, Tennessee, 1900-1905
Master, Tennessee Chancery Court, Weakley County, 1900-1905
U.S. representative from Tennessee, 1905-1929
Received recess appointment to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, November 22, 1920; declined appointment
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, December 10, 1920; no Senate vote