James V. Allred

Personal

Birthday: 
3/29/1899
Birthplace: 
Bowie, TX
Date of Death: 
9/24/1959
Place of Death: 
Corpus Christi, TX
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Navy, 1918-1919
Private practice, Wichita Falls, Texas, 1921-1923, 1926-1931
District attorney, Wichita Falls, Texas, 1923-1926
Attorney general, State of Texas, 1931-1935
Governor, Texas, 1935-1939
Candidate for U.S. Senate from Texas, 1942
Private practice, Houston, Texas, 1943-1949

Received recess appointment to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, July 11, 1938; declined appointment
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, February 18, 1943; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 

Cumberland School of Law, Samford University

The mission of the Cumberland School of Law is to educate a diverse community of students with knowledge and practical skills, equipping them to become highly competent, ethical lawyers committed to professionalism and public service.

Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1921

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Court Name: 

Texas Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
2/23/1939
Termination Date: 
5/15/1942
Termination Reason: 
Resignation
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Court Name - Second: 

Texas Southern District Court

Commission Date - Second: 
10/13/1949
Termination Date - Second: 
9/24/1959
Termination Reason - Second: 
Death
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