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Name Smith, James Francis
City City not recorded
State State not recorded
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Smith, James Francis
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Smith, James Francis
Born January 28, 1859, in San Francisco, CA
Died June 29, 1928, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Judge, U. S. Court of Customs Appeals (later Customs and Patent Appeals)
Nominated by William H. Taft on March 9, 1910, to a new seat authorized by 36 Stat. 11. Confirmed by the Senate on March 30, 1910, and received commission on March 30, 1910. Service terminated on June 29, 1928, due to death.

Education:
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Santa Clara College (now Santa Clara University), B.S., 1877
Santa Clara College (now Santa Clara University), B.A., M.A., 1878

Professional Career:
Private practice, California, 1881-1898
U.S. Army, 1898-1901
Collector of customs for the Philippine Archipelago, Manila, 1900-1901
Associate justice, Supreme Court of the Philippine Islands, 1901-1903
Secretary of public instruction, U.S. Philippine Commission, 1903-1906
Vice governor, Philippine Islands, 1906
Governor general, Philippine Islands, 1906-1909
Private practice, 1909-1910

Nominated to U.S. Court of Customs Appeals, January 5, 1910; nomination withdrawn by president, February 22, 1910

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