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Arnold Wilson Cowen

Biography of Arnold Wilson Cowen

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Cowen
  • First Name: Arnold
  • Middle Name: Wilson
  • Date of Birth: December , 20 , 1905
  • Place of Birth (POB): Norse , Texas (US-TX, 48, Tex., Texas, Tx.)
  • Date of Death: October , 28 , 2007
  • Place of Death (POD): Charlottesville , Virginia (US-VA, VA, 51, Va., Virg.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Arnold Wilson Cowen Court Service Information

  • Court Name: Court of Claims, Chief Judge
  • Court Type: Court of Claims
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Lyndon B. Johnson ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 06/16/1964
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Well Qualified
  • Seat vacated by: Jones , John Marvin
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 06/16/1964
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 07/01/1964
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 07/02/1964
  • Commission Date: 07/08/1964
  • Retirement from Active Service: 03/01/1977
  • Date of Termination: 09/30/1982
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Reassignment

Second Appointment of Arnold Wilson Cowen

  • Court Name: United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Court Type: United States Court of Appeals
  • Origin: Reassignment
  • Authorization legislation: 96 Stat. 25
  • Commission Date: 10/01/1982
  • Date of Termination: 10/28/2007
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Arnold Wilson Cowen in the Law School

  • Name of School: University of Texas School of Law
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1928

Arnold Wilson Cowen Career Path


  • Private practice, Dalhart, Texas, 1928-1934
  • Judge, Dallam County [Texas] Court, 1935-1938
  • Farm Security Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1938-1942; Texas state director, 1938-1939; associate division director, 1939-1940; region 12 director, 1940-1942
  • Assistant administrator, U.S. War Food Administration, 1943-1945
  • Special assistant to the Secretary of Agriculture, 1945
  • Commissioner, U.S. Court of Claims, 1942-1943, 1945-1959; chief commissioner, 1959-1964


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