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Marion Tinsley Bennett

Biography of Marion Tinsley Bennett

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Bennett
  • First Name: Marion
  • Middle Name: Tinsley
  • Date of Birth: June , 6 , 1914
  • Place of Birth (POB): Buffalo , Missouri (US-MO, MO, 29, Mo.)
  • Date of Death: September , 6 , 2000
  • Place of Death (POD): Alexandria , Virginia (US-VA, VA, 51, Va., Virg.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Marion Tinsley Bennett Court Service Information

  • Court Name: Court of Claims
  • Court Type: Court of Claims
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Richard M. Nixon ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 05/22/1972
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Exceptionally Well Qualified
  • Seat vacated by: Collins , Linton M.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 05/22/1972
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 06/27/1972
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 06/28/1972
  • Commission Date: 06/28/1972
  • Date of Termination: 09/30/1982
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Reassignment

Second Appointment of Marion Tinsley Bennett

  • Court Name: United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Court Type: United States Court of Appeals
  • Origin: Reassignment
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 96 Stat. 25
  • Commission Date: 10/01/1982
  • Retirement from Active Service: 03/01/1986
  • Date of Termination: 09/06/2000
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Marion Tinsley Bennett in the Law School

  • Name of School: Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University)
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1935

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Washington University School of Law
  • Degree: Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1938

Marion Tinsley Bennett Career Path


  • Private practice, Springfield, Missouri, 1938-1940
  • Administrative assistant, U.S. Rep. Philip Alan Bennett, Missouri, 1941-1942
  • U.S. representative from Missouri, 1943-1949
  • Commissioner, U.S. Court of Claims, 1949-1964
  • Chief trial commissioner, U.S. Court of Claims, 1964-1972
  • U.S. Air Force Reserve colonel, 1950-1974


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