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Finis James Garrett

Biography of Finis James Garrett

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Garrett
  • First Name: Finis
  • Middle Name: James
  • Date of Birth: August , 26 , 1875
  • Place of Birth (POB): near Ore Springs , Tennessee (US-TN, TN, 47, Tenn)
  • Date of Death: May , 25 , 1956
  • Place of Death (POD): Washington , District of Columbia (US-DC, DC, 11, D.C., Wash. D.C.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Finis James Garrett Court Service Information

  • Court Name: Associate Judge, United States Court of Customs Appeals (later Customs and Patent Appeals)
  • Court Type: United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Calvin Coolidge ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 02/14/1929
  • Seat vacated by: Smith , James F.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 02/14/1929
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 02/18/1929
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 02/18/1929
  • Commission Date: 02/18/1929
  • Date of Termination: 12/01/1937
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Appointment to Another Judicial Position

Second Appointment of Finis James Garrett

  • Court Name: Chief Judge, United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
  • Court Type: United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
  • Promoted by President: Franklin D. Roosevelt ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 11/16/1937
  • Seat vacated by: Graham , William J.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 11/16/1937
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action: 11/29/1937
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 11/30/1937
  • Commission Date: 12/01/1937
  • Date of Termination: 09/15/1955
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Retirement

Finis James Garrett in the Law School

  • Name of School: Bethel College
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1897

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Read law
  • Law Degree Year: 1899

Finis James Garrett Career Path

Employment:

  • Private practice, Dresden, Tennessee, 1900-1905
  • Master, Tennessee Chancery Court, Weakley County, 1900-1905
  • U.S. representative from Tennessee, 1905-1929
  • Received recess appointment to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, November 22, 1920; declined appointment
  • Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, December 10, 1920; no Senate vote

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