Charles Alvin Jones

Personal

Birthday: 
8/27/1887
Birthplace: 
Newport, PA
Date of Death: 
5/22/1966
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1910-1939
American Ambulance Service, French Army, 1917
U.S. Naval Aviation ensign, 1918-1919
Justice, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1945-1966; chief justice, 1956-1966

Education

Name of School: 

Dickinson School of Law - Penn State

Founded in 1834 by Judge John Reed, The Dickinson School of Law is the oldest law school in Pennsylvania and the fifth oldest in the nation. Throughout its history, the law school has trained distinguished graduates who have gone on to become leaders of the bar, of the judiciary, of government, and of business. These alumni include the first secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, five governors, three U.S. senators, and more than 100 federal, state and county judges and countless prominent lawyers and civic leaders.

Degree: 
LL.B.

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Court Name: 

Third Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
7/25/1939
Termination Date: 
12/31/1944
Termination Reason: 
Resignation
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