James Earl Major

Personal

Birthday: 
1/5/1887
Birthplace: 
Donnellson, IL
Date of Death: 
1/4/1972
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Hillsboro, Illinois, 1910-1912
State`s attorney, Montgomery County, Illinois, 1912-1920
U.S. representative from Illinois, 1923-1925, 1927-1933

Education

Name of School: 

DePaul University's College of Law

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Name of School - Second: 
Read law
Degree Year - Second: 
1910

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
Court Name: 

Illinois Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
1/26/1934
Termination Date: 
4/5/1937
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Second: 
3/23/1937
Retirement from Active Service - Second: 
3/23/1956
Termination Date - Second: 
1/4/1972
Termination Reason - Second: 
Death
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