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James Braxton Craven

Biography of James Braxton Craven Jr.

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Craven
  • First Name: James
  • Middle Name: Braxton
  • Generational Suffix: Jr.
  • Date of Birth: April , 3 , 1918
  • Place of Birth (POB): Lenoir , North Carolina (US-NC, NC, 37, N.C., N. Car)
  • Date of Death: May , 3 , 1977
  • Place of Death (POD): Richmond , Virginia (US-VA, VA, 51, Va., Virg.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

James Braxton Craven Jr. Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: John F. Kennedy ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 07/24/1961
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 75 Stat. 80
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 07/24/1961
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 08/08/1961
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 08/09/1961
  • Commission Date: 08/10/1961
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1962
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 1966
  • Date of Termination: 07/05/1966
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Appointment to Another Judicial Position

Second Appointment of James Braxton Craven Jr.

  • Court Name: United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Court Type: United States Court of Appeals
  • Promoted by President: Lyndon B. Johnson ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 06/13/1966
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Well Qualified
  • New Seat 80 Stat. 75
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 06/15/1966
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action: 06/29/1966
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 06/29/1966
  • Commission Date: 06/29/1966
  • Date of Termination: 05/03/1977
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

James Braxton Craven Jr. in the Law School

  • Name of School: Duke University
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1939

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Harvard Law School
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1942

James Braxton Craven Jr. Career Path

Employment:

  • Solicitor, Burke County, North Carolina, 1947
  • Private practice, Charlotte and Ashville, North Carolina, 1948-1956
  • Assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of North Carolina, 1948-1952
  • Special judge, North Carolina Superior Court, 1956-1961

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