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James Harry Michael

Biography of James Harry Michael Jr.

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Michael
  • First Name: James
  • Middle Name: Harry
  • Generational Suffix: Jr.
  • Date of Birth: October , 17 , 1918
  • Place of Birth (POB): Charlottesville , Virginia (US-VA, VA, 51, Va., Virg.)
  • Date of Death: August , 29 , 2005
  • Place of Death (POD): Charlottesville , Virginia (US-VA, VA, 51, Va., Virg.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

James Harry Michael Jr. Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Western District of Virginia
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Jimmy Carter ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 04/09/1980
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Well Qualified
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 92 Stat. 1629
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 04/15/1980
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 09/17/1980
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 09/29/1980
  • Commission Date: 09/30/1980
  • Retirement from Active Service: 10/31/1995
  • Date of Termination: 08/29/2005
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

James Harry Michael Jr. in the Law School

  • Name of School: University of Virginia
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1940

Second Law School Attendance

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

James Harry Michael Jr. Career Path


  • U.S. Navy lieutenant, 1942-1946
  • Private practice, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1946-1980
  • U.S. Naval Reserve commander, 1948-1969
  • Lecturer, University of Virginia, 1948-1953
  • Judge, Charlottesville [Virginia] Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, 1954-1967
  • Special master in patent cases, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 1960-1970
  • State senator, Virginia, 1968-1980


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