James Braxton Craven Jr.

Personal

Birthday: 
4/3/1918
Birthplace: 
Lenoir, NC
Date of Death: 
5/3/1977
Place of Death: 
Richmond, VA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Solicitor, Burke County, North Carolina, 1947
Private practice, Charlotte and Ashville, North Carolina, 1948-1956
Assistant U.S. attorney, Western District of North Carolina, 1948-1952
Special judge, North Carolina Superior Court, 1956-1961

Education

Name of School: 
Duke University
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1939
Name of School - Second: 

Harvard Law School

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Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1942

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina
Court Name: 

North Carolina Western District Court

President Nominating: 
John F. Kennedy
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
8/10/1961
Termination Date: 
7/5/1966
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Second: 
6/29/1966
Termination Date - Second: 
5/3/1977
Termination Reason - Second: 
Death
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