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James Clifton Wilson

Biography of James Clifton Wilson

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Wilson
  • First Name: James
  • Middle Name: Clifton
  • Date of Birth: June , 21 , 1874
  • Place of Birth (POB): Palo Pino , Texas (US-TX, 48, Tex., Texas, Tx.)
  • Date of Death: August , 3 , 1951
  • Place of Death (POD): Fort Worth , Texas (US-TX, 48, Tex., Texas, Tx.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

James Clifton Wilson Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Woodrow Wilson ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 05/23/1919
  • Judicial Recess Appointment date: 03/05/1919
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 40 Stat. 1183
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 05/29/1919
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 06/24/1919
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 06/24/1919
  • Commission Date: 06/24/1919
  • Retirement from Active Service: 07/31/1947
  • Date of Termination: 08/03/1951
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

James Clifton Wilson in the Law School

  • Name of School: Weatherford College
  • Law Degree Year: 1889

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): University of Texas School of Law
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1896

James Clifton Wilson Career Path


  • Private practice, Weatherford, Texas, 1896-1902
  • Assistant prosecutor, Parker County, Texas, 1898-1900
  • Prosecutor, Parker County, Texas, 1902-1912
  • Assistant district attorney, Tarrant County, Texas, 1912-1913
  • U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas, 1913-1917
  • U.S. representative from Texas, 1917-1919


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