Arnold Wilson Cowen

Personal

Birthday: 
12/20/1905
Birthplace: 
Norse, TX
Date of Death: 
10/28/2007
Place of Death: 
Charlottesville, VA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Dalhart, Texas, 1928-1934
Judge, Dallam County [Texas] Court, 1935-1938
Farm Security Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1938-1942; Texas state director, 1938-1939; associate division director, 1939-1940; region 12 director, 1940-1942
Assistant administrator, U.S. War Food Administration, 1943-1945
Special assistant to the Secretary of Agriculture, 1945
Commissioner, U.S. Court of Claims, 1942-1943, 1945-1959; chief commissioner, 1959-1964

Education

Name of School: 

University of Texas School of Law

Only a large law school devoted to excellence across the range of modern legal education can offer this diversity. UT manages to do so while at the same time offering students intimate settings for study and recreation. The entering class is divided into eight extracurricular Societies, which become hubs of fun and friendship. The first year curriculum includes small classes offering individual attention, and the upper class curriculum is studded with seminars, colloquia, and clinics. Large class or small, good teaching is the norm. Student satisfaction surveys place Texas at or near the top year after year; our teaching track record is seldom matched by any other law school.

Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1928

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
Court of Claims, Chief Judge
Court Name: 

United States Court of Federal Claims

President Nominating: 
Lyndon B. Johnson
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
7/8/1964
Retirement from Active Service: 
3/1/1977
Termination Date: 
9/30/1982
Termination Reason: 
Reassignment
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

Federal Circuit Appeals Court

Commission Date - Second: 
10/1/1982
Termination Date - Second: 
10/28/2007
Termination Reason - Second: 
Death
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