Claude Feemster Clayton

Personal

Birthday: 
8/4/1909
Birthplace: 
Tupelo, MS
Date of Death: 
7/4/1969
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Tupelo, Mississippi, 1931-1935, 1945-1958
Prosecutor, Lee County, Mississippi, 1935-1938
Judge, Mississippi Circuit Court, First Judicial District, 1938-1942
U.S. Army, 1942-1945
City attorney, Tupelo, Mississippi, 1949-1953

Education

Name of School: 

University of Mississippi School of Law

The University of Mississippi School of Law draws its strength inside and outside the classroom from a dynamic faculty, whose diverse interests and experiences, serve our students and surrounding communities. The faculty offers students a wide range of practical courses from business transaction and tax courses to in-depth clinical experiences in domestic violence, immigration, and criminal appeals. Our faculty is characterized by diverse idealogical and methodological perspectives that enrich the lives of our students. The variety of textbooks and coursebooks published by our faculty in such areas of family law, intellectual property, and tort law is testament to the dedication to pedagogical method at the Law School.

Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1931

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
Court Name: 

Mississippi Northern District Court

President Nominating: 
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
3/12/1958
Termination Date: 
11/23/1967
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Second: 
10/27/1967
Termination Date - Second: 
7/4/1969
Termination Reason - Second: 
Death
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