James Randall Durfee

Personal

Birthday: 
11/3/1897
Birthplace: 
Oshkosh, WI
Date of Death: 
10/29/1977
Place of Death: 
Bethesda, MD
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army, 1917-1919
Private practice, Antigo, Wisconsin, 1926-1951
District attorney, Langlade County, Wisconsin, 1928-1932
Commissioner, Wisconsin Circuit Court, Tenth Judicial Circuit, 1934-1950
Member, Wisconsin State Public Service Commission, 1951-1956; chairman, 1953-1956
Chairman, Civil Aeronautics Board, 1956-1960

Nominated to U.S. Court of Claims, August 25, 1959; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 

Marquette University Law School

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Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1926

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
Court of Claims
Court Name: 

United States Court of Federal Claims

President Nominating: 
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
4/22/1960
Retirement from Active Service: 
1/6/1972
Termination Date: 
10/29/1977
Termination Reason: 
Death
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