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James Francis Smith

Biography of James Francis Smith

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Smith
  • First Name: James
  • Middle Name: Francis
  • Date of Birth: January , 28 , 1859
  • Place of Birth (POB): San Francisco , California (US-CA, CA, 06, CF, Calif., Ca., Cal.)
  • Date of Death: June , 29 , 1928
  • Place of Death (POD): Washington , District of Columbia (US-DC, DC, 11, D.C., Wash. D.C.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

James Francis Smith 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: William H. Taft ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 03/09/1910
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 36 Stat. 11
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 03/09/1910
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 03/28/1910
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 03/30/1910
  • Commission Date: 03/30/1910
  • Date of Termination: 06/29/1928
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

James Francis Smith in the Law School

  • Name of School: Santa Clara College (now Santa Clara University)
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1877

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Santa Clara College (now Santa Clara University)
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1878

Third Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): University of California, Hastings College of the Law

James Francis Smith Career Path


  • Private practice, California, 1881-1898
  • U.S. Army, 1898-1901
  • Collector of customs for the Philippine Archipelago, Manila, 1900-1901
  • Associate justice, Supreme Court of the Philippine Islands, 1901-1903
  • Secretary of public instruction, U.S. Philippine Commission, 1903-1906
  • Vice governor, Philippine Islands, 1906
  • Governor general, Philippine Islands, 1906-1909
  • Private practice, 1909-1910
  • Nominated to U.S. Court of Customs Appeals, January 5, 1910; nomination withdrawn by president, February 22, 1910


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