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James Skelly Wright

Biography of James Skelly Wright

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Wright
  • First Name: James
  • Middle Name: Skelly
  • Date of Birth: January , 14 , 1911
  • Place of Birth (POB): New Orleans , Louisiana (US-LA, LA, 22, La.)
  • Date of Death: August , 6 , 1988
  • Place of Death (POD): Westmoreland Hills , Maryland (US-MD, MD, 24, Md.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

James Skelly Wright Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Harry S Truman ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 01/05/1950
  • Judicial Recess Appointment date: 10/21/1949
  • Seat vacated by: Borah , Wayne G.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 01/05/1950
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 03/04/1950
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 03/08/1950
  • Commission Date: 03/09/1950
  • Date of Termination: 04/15/1962
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Appointment to Another Judicial Position

Second Appointment of James Skelly Wright

  • Court Name: United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • Court Type: United States Court of Appeals
  • Promoted by President: John F. Kennedy ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 02/02/1962
  • Seat vacated by: Prettyman , E. Barrett
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 02/02/1962
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action: 03/26/1962
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 03/28/1962
  • Commission Date: 03/30/1962
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1978
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 1981
  • Retirement from Active Service: 06/01/1986
  • Date of Termination: 08/06/1988
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

James Skelly Wright in the Law School

  • Name of School: Loyola University New Orleans
  • Degree: Bachelor of Philosophy (Ph.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1931

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Loyola University New Orleans School of Law
  • Degree: Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1934

James Skelly Wright Career Path

Employment:

  • High school teacher, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1932-1936
  • Lecturer, Loyola University New Orleans, 1936-1937
  • Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Louisiana, 1937-1942, 1945-1946
  • U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant commander, 1942-1945
  • Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1946-1948
  • U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 1948-1949
  • Faculty, Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, 1950-1962
  • Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, October 15, 1949; no Senate vote

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