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James Randall Durfee

Biography of James Randall Durfee

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Durfee
  • First Name: James
  • Middle Name: Randall
  • Date of Birth: November , 3 , 1897
  • Place of Birth (POB): Oshkosh , Wisconsin (US-WI, WI, 55, WS, Wis. Wi., Wisc)
  • Date of Death: October , 29 , 1977
  • Place of Death (POD): Bethesda , Maryland (US-MD, MD, 24, Md.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

James Randall Durfee Court Service Information

  • Court Name: Court of Claims
  • Court Type: Court of Claims
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Dwight D. Eisenhower ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 01/11/1960
  • Seat vacated by: Littleton , Benjamin H.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 01/11/1960
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 02/29/1960
  • Senate voice vote?: No
  • Senate vote Yes/No: 69/15
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 04/20/1960
  • Commission Date: 04/22/1960
  • Retirement from Active Service: 01/06/1972
  • Date of Termination: 10/29/1977
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

James Randall Durfee in the Law School

  • Name of School: Marquette University Law School
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1926

James Randall Durfee Career Path


  • U.S. Army, 1917-1919
  • Private practice, Antigo, Wisconsin, 1926-1951
  • District attorney, Langlade County, Wisconsin, 1928-1932
  • Commissioner, Wisconsin Circuit Court, Tenth Judicial Circuit, 1934-1950
  • Member, Wisconsin State Public Service Commission, 1951-1956; chairman, 1953-1956
  • Chairman, Civil Aeronautics Board, 1956-1960
  • Nominated to U.S. Court of Claims, August 25, 1959; no Senate vote


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