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James Hargrove Meredith

Biography of James Hargrove Meredith

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Meredith
  • First Name: James
  • Middle Name: Hargrove
  • Date of Birth: August , 25 , 1914
  • Place of Birth (POB): Wedderburn , Oregon (US-OR, OR, 41, Oreg., Ore., Or.)
  • Date of Death: December , 8 , 1988
  • Place of Death (POD): St. Louis , Missouri (US-MO, MO, 29, Mo.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

James Hargrove Meredith Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • 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): 03/05/1962
  • Seat vacated by: Moore , George
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 03/05/1962
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 03/15/1962
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 03/16/1962
  • Commission Date: 03/17/1962
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1971
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 1979
  • Retirement from Active Service: 08/31/1979
  • Date of Termination: 12/08/1988
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

James Hargrove Meredith in the Law School

  • Name of School: University of Missouri
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1936

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): University of Missouri School of Law
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1937

James Hargrove Meredith Career Path


  • Private practice, Portageville, Missouri, 1937-1938, 1946-1949
  • Private practice, New Madrid, Missouri, 1939-1941
  • Assistant prosecutor, New Madrid County, Missouri, 1939-1941
  • Special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Los Angeles and San Francisco, California, 1942-1944
  • U.S. Navy, 1944-1946
  • Legal secretary, Gov. Forrest Smith, Missouri, 1949-1950
  • Chief counsel, State Insurance Department, Missouri, 1950-1952
  • Private practice, St. Louis, Missouri, 1952-1962
  • Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1961-1962


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