James Hargrove Meredith

Personal

Birthday: 
8/25/1914
Birthplace: 
Wedderburn, OR
Date of Death: 
12/8/1988
Place of Death: 
St. Louis, MO
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Portageville, Missouri, 1937-1938, 1946-1949
Private practice, New Madrid, Missouri, 1939-1941
Assistant prosecutor, New Madrid County, Missouri, 1939-1941
Special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Los Angeles and San Francisco, California, 1942-1944
U.S. Navy, 1944-1946
Legal secretary, Gov. Forrest Smith, Missouri, 1949-1950
Chief counsel, State Insurance Department, Missouri, 1950-1952
Private practice, St. Louis, Missouri, 1952-1962
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1961-1962

Education

Name of School: 
University of Missouri
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1936
Name of School - Second: 

University of Missouri Columbia School of Law

The MU School of Law aspires to be the school of choice for outstanding students, both from Missouri and other states. As a national leader in the field of dispute resolution, we seek to complement a strong traditional curriculum with an orientation toward lawyering as a problem-solving endeavor. We strive to foster a diverse faculty of nationally recognized scholars who are committed to effective teaching, and to attract a student body with diverse experiences and views. We also strive to offer an intellectually rigorous and collegial environment for the study of law. Furthermore, we seek to graduate well-rounded lawyers who are sensitive to ethical issues, prepared to serve clients, and ready to be leaders in promoting justice.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1937

Judicial Career

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

Missouri Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
John F. Kennedy
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
3/17/1962
Retirement from Active Service: 
8/31/1979
Termination Date: 
12/8/1988
Termination Reason: 
Death
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