John A. Field Jr.

Personal

Birthday: 
3/22/1910
Birthplace: 
Charleston, WV
Date of Death: 
12/16/1995
Place of Death: 
Naples, FL
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Charleston, West Virginia, 1935-1943, 1947-1957
U.S. Navy, 1944-1946
Member, Charleston [West Virginia] City Council, 1947-1955; president, 1951-1955
Republican candidate for attorney general, State of West Virginia, 1956
Tax commissioner, State of West Virginia, 1957-1959

Education

Name of School: 
Hampden-Sydney College
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1932
Name of School - Second: 

University of Virginia School of Law

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Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1935

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
Court Name: 

West Virginia Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
8/13/1959
Termination Date: 
10/7/1971
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Second: 
9/22/1971
Retirement from Active Service - Second: 
4/1/1976
Termination Date - Second: 
12/16/1995
Termination Reason - Second: 
Death
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