Burnita Shelton Matthews

Personal

Birthday: 
12/28/1894
Birthplace: 
Burnell, MS
Date of Death: 
4/25/1988
Place of Death: 
Washington, DC
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1920-1949
Counsel, National Woman`s Party, 1921-
Associate editor, Women Lawyer`s Journal, 1934-1935
Professor, Washington [D.C.] College of Law, 1933-1939, 1942-1948

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, October 17, 1949; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 

George Washington University Law School

Established in 1865, The George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in Washington, DC. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. The law school is located on the GW campus in the downtown neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom. The law school has a total enrollment of about 2,000 students. Approximately 1,400 students are in the full-time division for the JD degree and 300 are enrolled in the part-time division. 300 students, many from abroad, are enrolled in graduate law degree programs.

Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1919
Name of School - Second: 

George Washington University Law School

Established in 1865, The George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in Washington, DC. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. The law school is located on the GW campus in the downtown neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom. The law school has a total enrollment of about 2,000 students. Approximately 1,400 students are in the full-time division for the JD degree and 300 are enrolled in the part-time division. 300 students, many from abroad, are enrolled in graduate law degree programs.

Degree - Second: 
LL.M.
Degree Year - Second: 
1920

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Court Name: 

District of Columbia District Court

President Nominating: 
Harry S Truman
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
4/7/1950
Retirement from Active Service: 
3/1/1968
Termination Date: 
4/25/1988
Termination Reason: 
Death
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