Joseph Jerome Farris

Personal

Birthday: 
1930
Birthplace: 
Birmingham, AL
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army Signal Corps, 1952-1953
Private practice, Seattle, Washington, 1958-1969
Judge, Court of Appeals of the State of Washington, 1969-1979

Education

Name of School: 
Morehouse College
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1951
Name of School - Second: 
Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta University)
Degree - Second: 
M.S.W.
Degree Year - Second: 
1955
Name of School - Third: 

University of Washington School of Law

The University of Washington School of Law, located in Seattle, was first organized in 1899 and is fully accredited. The current law building, William H. Gates Hall, was completed and occupied in September of 2003 and is located on the Northwest corner of the main University campus. The building houses classrooms, student lounge, a coffee/snack kiosk, locker areas, the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library, and offices for faculty, administration, and student organizations. Financial aid, registration, and career service functions are run primarily as in-house operations. The building itself is fully accessible to persons in wheelchairs and is equipped with braille identifiers. William H. Gates Hall is a designated non-smoking area.

Degree - Third: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Third: 
1958

Judicial Career

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

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Jimmy Carter
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
9/27/1979
Retirement from Active Service: 
3/4/1995
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