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Kirkland, James Robert

Born February 15, 1903, in Wilmington, DE
Died February 25, 1958, in Wilmington, DE

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Received a recess appointment from Harry S Truman on October 21, 1949, to a new seat authorized by 63 Stat. 493; nominated to the same position by Harry S Truman on January 5, 1950. Confirmed by the Senate on March 8, 1950, and received commission on March 9, 1950. Service terminated on February 25, 1958, due to death.

George Washington University, A.B., 1927
George Washington University Law School, LL.B., 1928
George Washington University Law School, LL.M., 1929
Benjamin Franklin University (now George Washington University), B.C.S., 1930

Professional Career:

U.S. Naval Reserve commander
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Columbia, 1929-1934
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1934-1949
Counsel, U.S. Senate Committee on the District of Columbia, 1947-1949

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, October 17, 1949; no Senate vote