James H. Payne

Personal

Birthday: 
1941
Birthplace: 
Lubbock, TX
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Air Force, 1966-1970
U.S. Air Force Reserve, 1975-1992
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Oklahoma, 1970-1973
Private practice, Oklahoma, 1973-1988

Nominated to U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of Oklahoma, September 17, 1992; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of Oklahoma, August 2, 2001; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, September 29, 2005; nomination withdrawn by president, March 7, 2006

Education

Name of School: 
University of Oklahoma
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1963
Name of School - Second: 

University of Oklahoma College of Law

Our faculty, staff and administration are deeply committed to ensuring that each one of our students experience success in law school and beyond. All objective signs over the last decade affirm that success, as statistically 95-100% of those who matriculate will graduate, pass the bar examination on their first attempt, and find jobs in the field of their choice. In short, although our admission standards are very high, we do everything possible to help our students succeed.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1966

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma
Court Name: 

Oklahoma Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
George W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
10/24/2001
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma
Court Name - Second: 

Oklahoma Northern District Court

Commission Date - Second: 
10/24/2001
Court Name - Third: 
U. S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma
Court Name - Third: 

Oklahoma Western District Court

Commission Date - Third: 
10/24/2001
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma, 1988-2001

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