James Levin Latchum

Personal

Birthday: 
12/23/1918
Birthplace: 
Milford, DE
Date of Death: 
1/31/2004
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army captain, 1940-1946
U.S. Army Reserve lieutenant colonel, 1946-1961
Private practice, Wilmington, Delaware, 1946-1968
Attorney, Delaware State Highway Department, 1949-1951
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Delaware, 1951-1953
Attorney, Delaware Interstate Highway Division, 1955-1963
Attorney, Delaware River and Bay Authority, 1963-1968

Education

Name of School: 
Princeton University
Degree: 
A.B.
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: 
1946

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of Delaware
Court Name: 

Delaware District Court

President Nominating: 
Lyndon B. Johnson
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
8/3/1968
Retirement from Active Service: 
12/23/1983
Termination Date: 
1/31/2004
Termination Reason: 
Death
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