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Jones, John Marvin

Born February 26, 1886, in Valley View, TX
Died March 4, 1976, in Amarillo, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Court of Claims
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on April 9, 1940, to a seat vacated by Thomas S. Williams. Confirmed by the Senate on April 10, 1940, and received commission on November 20, 1940. Service terminated on July 9, 1947, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Chief Justice, Court of Claims
Nominated by Harry S Truman on January 20, 1947, to a seat vacated by Richard S. Whaley. Confirmed by the Senate on July 8, 1947, and received commission on July 9, 1947. Service terminated on September 1, 1948, due to reassignment.

Chief Judge, Court of Claims
Reassigned on September 1, 1948, to a new seat authorized by 62 Stat. 898. Assumed senior status on July 14, 1964. Service terminated on March 4, 1976, due to death.

John B. Denton College, Denton, Texas, B.A., 1902
Southwestern University, Ph.B., 1905
University of Texas School of Law, LL.B., 1907

Professional Career:

Private practice, Amarillo, Texas, 1908-1917
Member, Texas Board of Legal Examiners, Seventh Supreme Judicial District, 1913
U.S. representative from Texas, 1917-1940
U.S. Army private, 308th Battalion, Tank Corps, 1918
Assistant to the director, Office of Economic Stabilization, 1943
Administrator, War Food Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1943-1945
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1956-1964