James Francis Smith

Personal

Birthday: 
1/28/1859
Birthplace: 
San Francisco, CA
Date of Death: 
6/29/1928
Place of Death: 
Washington, DC
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, California, 1881-1898
U.S. Army, 1898-1901
Collector of customs for the Philippine Archipelago, Manila, 1900-1901
Associate justice, Supreme Court of the Philippine Islands, 1901-1903
Secretary of public instruction, U.S. Philippine Commission, 1903-1906
Vice governor, Philippine Islands, 1906
Governor general, Philippine Islands, 1906-1909
Private practice, 1909-1910

Nominated to U.S. Court of Customs Appeals, January 5, 1910; nomination withdrawn by president, February 22, 1910

Education

Name of School: 

Santa Clara University - School of Law

Santa Clara University School of Law will excel in preparing its students to meet the challenges of a legal profession that is increasingly global, technologically sophisticated, and culturally diverse. In fulfilling this vision, the Law School is dedicated to educating lawyers of competence, conscience and compassion.

Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1877
Name of School - Second: 

Santa Clara University - School of Law

Santa Clara University School of Law will excel in preparing its students to meet the challenges of a legal profession that is increasingly global, technologically sophisticated, and culturally diverse. In fulfilling this vision, the Law School is dedicated to educating lawyers of competence, conscience and compassion.

Degree - Second: 
B.A., M.A.
Degree Year - Second: 
1878
Name of School - Third: 

University of California, Hastings College of the Law

University of California Hastings College of the Law is a public, coeducational, full-time law school in downtown San Francisco. We are one of the top-rated law schools in the United States. Hastings was founded in 1878 as the first law department of the University of California and is one of the most exciting and vibrant legal education centers in the nation. Our faculty are nationally renowned as both teachers and scholars.

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
Associate Judge, U. S. Court of Customs Appeals (later Customs and Patent Appeals)
President Nominating: 
William H. Taft
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
3/30/1910
Termination Date: 
6/29/1928
Termination Reason: 
Death
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