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John Virgil Singleton

Biography of John Virgil Singleton Jr.

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Singleton
  • First Name: John
  • Middle Name: Virgil
  • Generational Suffix: Jr.
  • Date of Birth: March , 20 , 1918
  • Place of Birth (POB): Kaufman , Texas (US-TX, 48, Tex., Texas, Tx.)
  • Date of Death: March , 20 , 2015
  • Place of Death (POD): Houston , Texas (US-TX, 48, Tex., Texas, Tx.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

John Virgil Singleton Jr. Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Lyndon B. Johnson ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 06/28/1966
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Qualified
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 80 Stat. 75
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 06/28/1966
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 07/21/1966
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 07/22/1966
  • Commission Date: 07/22/1966
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1979
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 1988
  • Retirement from Active Service: 04/01/1988
  • Date of Termination: 06/01/1992
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Retirement

John Virgil Singleton Jr. in the Law School

  • Name of School: University of Texas
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1942

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Naval Justice School
  • Law Degree Year: 1948

John Virgil Singleton Jr. Career Path


  • U.S. Navy lieutenant commander, 1942-1946
  • U.S. Veterans Administration, 1946
  • Private practice, Houston, Texas, 1946-1966


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