James Robert Browning

Personal

Birthday: 
10/1/1918
Birthplace: 
Great Falls, MT
Date of Death: 
5/6/2012
Place of Death: 
Marin County, CA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Special attorney, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Denver, Colorado, 1941-1943
U.S. Army lieutenant, 1943-1946
Special attorney, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., 1946-1948
Chief, Northwest Regional Office, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Seattle, Washington, 1948-1949
Assistant chief, Antitrust Division, General Litigation Section, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., 1949-1951
First assistant, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., 1951-1952
Executive assistant, Office of the Attorney General of the United States, 1952-1953
Chief, Executive Office for United States Attorneys, 1953
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1953-1958
Clerk of the court, Supreme Court of the United States, 1958-1961

Education

Name of School: 

Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana

The Alexander Blewett III School of Law is a law school at the University of Montana in Missoula. It was established in 1911 and remains Montana's only law school. In 2014, the school accepted 83 applicants. In 2009, National Jurist magazine ranked the school 6th in best value nationally, with its graduates passing the bar at a rate of 95%. The school has been praised for its innovative integration of theory and practice.

The University of Montana capitalizes on its unique strengths to create knowledge, provide an active learning environment for students, and offer programs and services responsive to the needs of Montanans. The University delivers education and training on its four campuses and through telecommunications to sites inside and outside of Montana. With public expectations on the rise, the University asks its students, faculty, and staff to do and accomplish even more than they have in the past. The dedication to education for and throughout life reflects the commitment to service learning and community building on and off the campuses. The University enhances its programs through continuous quality review for improvement and remains fully accountable to the citizenry through annual audits and performance evaluations.

Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1941

Judicial Career

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

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
John F. Kennedy
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
9/18/1961
Retirement from Active Service: 
9/1/2000
Termination Date: 
5/6/2012
Termination Reason: 
Death
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