James Clifton Wilson

Personal

Birthday: 
6/21/1874
Birthplace: 
Palo Pino, TX
Date of Death: 
8/3/1951
Place of Death: 
Fort Worth, TX
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Weatherford, Texas, 1896-1902
Assistant prosecutor, Parker County, Texas, 1898-1900
Prosecutor, Parker County, Texas, 1902-1912
Assistant district attorney, Tarrant County, Texas, 1912-1913
U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas, 1913-1917
U.S. representative from Texas, 1917-1919

Education

Name of School: 
Weatherford College
Degree Year: 
1889
Name of School - Second: 

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 - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1896

Judicial Career

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

Texas Northern District Court

President Nominating: 
Woodrow Wilson
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
6/24/1919
Retirement from Active Service: 
7/31/1947
Termination Date: 
8/3/1951
Termination Reason: 
Death
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