James Plemon Coleman

Personal

Birthday: 
1/9/1914
Birthplace: 
Ackerman, MS
Date of Death: 
9/28/1991
Place of Death: 
Ackerman, MS
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Ackerman, Mississippi, 1939-1946
District attorney, Fifth Judicial District, Mississippi, 1940-1946
Judge, Mississippi Circuit Court, Fifth Judicial District, 1947-1950
Justice, Mississippi Supreme Court, 1950
Attorney general, State of Mississippi, 1950-1956
Governor, Mississippi, 1956-1960
State representative, Mississippi, 1960-1964
Private practice, Choctaw County, Mississippi, 1960-1965, 1984-1990

Education

Name of School: 

George Washington University Law School

Established in 1865, The George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in Washington, DC. The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools. The law school is located on the GW campus in the downtown neighborhood familiarly known as Foggy Bottom. The law school has a total enrollment of about 2,000 students. Approximately 1,400 students are in the full-time division for the JD degree and 300 are enrolled in the part-time division. 300 students, many from abroad, are enrolled in graduate law degree programs.

Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1939

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Court Name: 

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Lyndon B. Johnson
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
7/26/1965
Retirement from Active Service: 
5/31/1981
Termination Date: 
1/31/1984
Termination Reason: 
Retirement
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