Jesse Smith Henley

Personal

Birthday: 
5/18/1917
Birthplace: 
Saint Joe, AR
Date of Death: 
10/18/1997
Place of Death: 
Harrison, AR
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1941-1954
Clerk, U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas, 1943-1945
Referee in bankruptcy, Western District of Arkansas, 1943-1945
Associate general counsel, Federal Communications Commission, 1954-1956
Director, Office of Administrative Procedure, U.S. Department of Justice, 1956-1958

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, February 24, 1958; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, January 17, 1959; nomination withdrawn by president, August 18, 1959; appointed to another judicial position, September 8, 1959
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, December 11, 1974; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 

University of Arkansas School of Law

The University of Arkansas School of Law, one of National Jurist magazine's Top 20 Values in legal education and U.S. News and World Reports top 45 public law schools, will prepare you for success. Located in the heart of the beautiful University of Arkansas campus, the law school offers challenging courses taught by nationally recognized faculty, unique service opportunities, and a close-knit community that puts law students first.

Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1941

Judicial Career

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

Arkansas Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Termination Date: 
9/8/1959
Termination Reason: 
Recess Appointment-Not Confirmed
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
Court Name - Second: 

Arkansas Eastern District Court

Commission Date - Second: 
9/8/1959
Termination Date - Second: 
3/24/1975
Termination Reason - Second: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Third: 
U. S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas
Court Name - Third: 

Arkansas Western District Court

Commission Date - Third: 
9/8/1959
Termination Date - Third: 
3/24/1975
Termination Reason - Third: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Fourth: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Court Name - Fourth: 

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Fourth: 
3/14/1975
Retirement from Active Service - Fourth: 
5/31/1982
Termination Date - Fourth: 
10/18/1997
Termination Reason - Fourth: 
Death
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