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James Lowell Oakes

Biography of James Lowell Oakes

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Oakes
  • First Name: James
  • Middle Name: Lowell
  • Date of Birth: February , 21 , 1924
  • Place of Birth (POB): Springfield , Illinois (US-IL, IL, 17, Ill., Il., Ills., Ill's)
  • Date of Death: October , 13 , 2007
  • Place of Death (POD): Marthas Vineyard , Massachusetts (US-MA, MA, 25, Mass.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

James Lowell Oakes Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, District of Vermont
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Richard M. Nixon ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 03/31/1970
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Well Qualified
  • Seat vacated by: Gibson , Ernest W.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 03/31/1970
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 04/23/1970
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 04/23/1970
  • Commission Date: 04/24/1970
  • Date of Termination: 06/05/1971
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Appointment to Another Judicial Position

Second Appointment of James Lowell Oakes

  • Court Name: United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Court Type: United States Court of Appeals
  • Promoted by President: Richard M. Nixon ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 05/03/1971
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Well Qualified
  • Seat vacated by: Waterman , Sterry Robinson
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 05/03/1971
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action: 05/19/1971
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 05/20/1971
  • Commission Date: 05/27/1971
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1988
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 1992
  • Retirement from Active Service: 06/30/1992
  • Date of Termination: 10/13/2007
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

James Lowell Oakes in the Law School

  • Name of School: Harvard University
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1945

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Harvard Law School
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1947

James Lowell Oakes Career Path

Employment:

  • Law clerk, Hon. Harrie B. Chase, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1947-1948, 1949-1950
  • Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1948-1949
  • Private practice, Brattleboro, Vermont, 1950-1966, 1969-1970
  • State senator, Vermont, 1961-1965
  • Attorney general, State of Vermont, 1967-1969

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