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Sprouse, James Marshall

Born December 3, 1923, in Williamson, WV
Died July 3, 2004, in Charleston, WV

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on July 5, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on September 11, 1979, and received commission on September 13, 1979. Assumed senior status on October 31, 1992. Service terminated on July 31, 1995, due to retirement.

St. Bonaventure University, A.B., 1947
Columbia Law School, LL.B., 1949

Professional Career:

U.S. Army, 104th Division, 1942-1945
Assistant attorney general, State of West Virginia, 1949
Fulbright scholar in international law, University of Bordeaux, France, 1950
Counsel, Displaced Persons Commission, 1950-1951
Private practice, West Virginia, 1951-1952, 1957-1972, 1975-1979
Central Intelligence Agency, 1952-1957
Justice, Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, 1972-1975