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James Lopez Watson

Biography of James Lopez Watson

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Watson
  • First Name: James
  • Middle Name: Lopez
  • Date of Birth: May , 21 , 1922
  • Place of Birth (POB): New York , New York (US-NY, NY, 36, N.Y., N. York)
  • Date of Death: September , 1 , 2001
  • Place of Death (POD): New York , New York (US-NY, NY, 36, N.Y., N. York)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: African American

James Lopez Watson Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States Customs Court
  • Court Type: United States Customs Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Lyndon B. Johnson ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 01/19/1966
  • Seat vacated by: Johnson , Jed
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 01/19/1966
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 03/02/1966
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 03/04/1966
  • Commission Date: 03/07/1966
  • Date of Termination: 11/01/1980
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Reassignment

Second Appointment of James Lopez Watson

  • Court Name: United States Court of International Trade
  • Court Type: United States Court of International Trade
  • Origin: Reassignment
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 94 Stat. 1727
  • Commission Date: 11/01/1980
  • Retirement from Active Service: 02/28/1991
  • Date of Termination: 09/01/2001
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

James Lopez Watson in the Law School

  • Name of School: New York University
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1947

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Brooklyn Law School
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1951

James Lopez Watson Career Path


  • U.S. Army, 1943-1945
  • Private practice, 1951-1953
  • State senator, New York, 1954-1963
  • Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York, 1963-1966
  • Nominated to U.S. Customs Court, October 6, 1965; no Senate vote


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