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James Thomas Foley

Biography of James Thomas Foley

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Foley
  • First Name: James
  • Middle Name: Thomas
  • Date of Birth: July , 9 , 1910
  • Place of Birth (POB): Troy , New York (US-NY, NY, 36, N.Y., N. York)
  • Date of Death: August , 17 , 1990
  • Place of Death (POD): Albany , New York (US-NY, NY, 36, N.Y., N. York)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

James Thomas Foley Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Northern District of New York
  • 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): 01/13/1949
  • Seat vacated by: Kampf , Edward S.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 01/13/1949
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 01/27/1949
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 01/31/1949
  • Commission Date: 02/02/1949
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1963
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 1980
  • Retirement from Active Service: 06/30/1980
  • Date of Termination: 08/17/1990
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

James Thomas Foley in the Law School

  • Name of School: Fordham College
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1931

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Albany Law School
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1934

James Thomas Foley Career Path


  • Private practice, Troy, New York, 1935-1942
  • Secretary, Hon. William H. Murray, Supreme Court of the State of New York, 1939-1942, 1946-1949
  • U.S. Naval Reserve, 1942-1945


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