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Meredith, James Hargrove

Born August 25, 1914, in Wedderburn, OR
Died December 8, 1988, in St. Louis, MO

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on March 5, 1962, to a seat vacated by George Moore. Confirmed by the Senate on March 16, 1962, and received commission on March 17, 1962. Served as chief judge, 1971-1979. Assumed senior status on August 31, 1979. Service terminated on December 8, 1988, due to death.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, 1979-1981

University of Missouri, A.B., 1936
University of Missouri School of Law, LL.B., 1937

Professional Career:

Private practice, Portageville, Missouri, 1937-1938, 1946-1949
Private practice, New Madrid, Missouri, 1939-1941
Assistant prosecutor, New Madrid County, Missouri, 1939-1941
Special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Los Angeles and San Francisco, California, 1942-1944
U.S. Navy, 1944-1946
Legal secretary, Gov. Forrest Smith, Missouri, 1949-1950
Chief counsel, State Insurance Department, Missouri, 1950-1952
Private practice, St. Louis, Missouri, 1952-1962
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1961-1962
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1974-1979