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Wilson, James Clifton

Born June 21, 1874, in Palo Pino, TX
Died August 3, 1951, in Fort Worth, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Received a recess appointment from Woodrow Wilson on March 5, 1919, to a new seat authorized by 40 Stat. 1183; nominated to the same position by Woodrow Wilson on May 23, 1919. Confirmed by the Senate on June 24, 1919, and received commission on June 24, 1919. Assumed senior status on July 31, 1947. Service terminated on August 3, 1951, due to death.

Weatherford College, 1889
University of Texas School of Law, LL.B., 1896

Professional Career:

Private practice, Weatherford, Texas, 1896-1902
Assistant prosecutor, Parker County, Texas, 1898-1900
Prosecutor, Parker County, Texas, 1902-1912
Assistant district attorney, Tarrant County, Texas, 1912-1913
U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas, 1913-1917
U.S. representative from Texas, 1917-1919