James Harry Michael Jr.

Personal

Birthday: 
10/17/1918
Birthplace: 
Charlottesville, VA
Date of Death: 
8/29/2005
Place of Death: 
Charlottesville, VA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Navy lieutenant, 1942-1946
Private practice, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1946-1980
U.S. Naval Reserve commander, 1948-1969
Lecturer, University of Virginia, 1948-1953
Judge, Charlottesville [Virginia] Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, 1954-1967
Special master in patent cases, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 1960-1970
State senator, Virginia, 1968-1980

Education

Name of School: 
University of Virginia
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1940
Name of School - Second: 

University of Virginia School of Law

Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. Intellectual challenges are met in a spirit of cooperation. Small first-year sections promote individual inquiry while providing support and friendship. Students learn together, reading each other's work and freely sharing course outlines and other materials, confidently relying on the nation's oldest student-run Honor System to maintain the highest ethical standards.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1942

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
Court Name: 

Virginia Western District Court

President Nominating: 
Jimmy Carter
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
9/30/1980
Retirement from Active Service: 
10/31/1995
Termination Date: 
8/29/2005
Termination Reason: 
Death
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