James Skelly Wright

Personal

Birthday: 
1/14/1911
Birthplace: 
New Orleans, LA
Date of Death: 
8/6/1988
Place of Death: 
Westmoreland Hills, MD
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

High school teacher, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1932-1936
Lecturer, Loyola University New Orleans, 1936-1937
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Louisiana, 1937-1942, 1945-1946
U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant commander, 1942-1945
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1946-1948
U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 1948-1949
Faculty, Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, 1950-1962

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, October 15, 1949; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Loyola University New Orleans
Degree: 
Ph.B.
Degree Year: 
1931
Name of School - Second: 

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law was established in 1914. In the Jesuit tradition of academic rigor, pursuit of justice, and service to others, the College of Law has as its mission to educate future members of the Bar to be skilled advocates and sensitive counselors-at-law committed to ethical norms in pursuit of dignity for all. The College of Law offers both civil law and common law curriculums, full time day and part-time evening programs, as well as five joint degree programs. Critical and analytical thinking, ethics and professionalism, and a commitment to serve the community of the 21st century are fostered and encouraged. The College of Law faculty is a community of scholars committed to academic excellence in teaching and scholarship, as well as service for others.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1934

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
Court Name: 

Louisiana Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
Harry S Truman
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
3/9/1950
Termination Date: 
4/15/1962
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Second: 
3/30/1962
Retirement from Active Service - Second: 
6/1/1986
Termination Date - Second: 
8/6/1988
Termination Reason - Second: 
Death
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