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Name Garrett, Finis James
City Washington
State DC
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:

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

Garrett, Finis James
Born August 26, 1875, near Ore Springs, TN
Died May 25, 1956, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Judge, U. S. Court of Customs Appeals (later Customs and Patent Appeals)
Nominated by Calvin Coolidge on February 14, 1929, to a seat vacated by James F. Smith. Confirmed by the Senate on February 18, 1929, and received commission on February 18, 1929. Service terminated on December 1, 1937, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Chief Judge, U. S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on November 16, 1937, to a seat vacated by William J. Graham. Confirmed by the Senate on November 30, 1937, and received commission on December 1, 1937. Service terminated on September 15, 1955, due to retirement.

Education:
Bethel College, A.B., 1897
Read law, 1899

Professional Career:
Private practice, Dresden, Tennessee, 1900-1905
Master, Tennessee Chancery Court, Weakley County, 1900-1905
U.S. representative from Tennessee, 1905-1929

Received recess appointment to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, November 22, 1920; declined appointment
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, December 10, 1920; no Senate vote

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