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Name Henley, Jesse Smith
City St. Louis
State MO
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:

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

Henley, Jesse Smith
Born May 18, 1917, in Saint Joe, AR
Died October 18, 1997, in Harrison, AR

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
Received a recess appointment from Dwight D. Eisenhower on October 25, 1958, to a seat vacated by Thomas C. Trimble; nominated to the same position by Dwight D. Eisenhower on January 17, 1959. Service terminated on September 8, 1959, after nomination was not confirmed by the Senate.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on August 18, 1959, to a seat vacated by Harry J. Lemley. Confirmed by the Senate on September 2, 1959, and received commission on September 8, 1959. Service terminated on March 24, 1975, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on August 18, 1959, to a seat vacated by Harry J. Lemley. Confirmed by the Senate on September 2, 1959, and received commission on September 8, 1959. Served as chief judge, 1959-1975. Service terminated on March 24, 1975, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Nominated by Gerald Ford on January 28, 1975, to a seat vacated by Pat Mehaffy. Confirmed by the Senate on March 13, 1975, and received commission on March 14, 1975. Assumed senior status on May 31, 1982. Service terminated on October 18, 1997, due to death.

Education:
University of Arkansas School of Law, LL.B., 1941

Professional Career:
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
Oral History

compress summary

Case(s) ID-MN-0001 : Welsch v. Likins
JC-NE-0003 : Jones v. Edwards
PC-AR-0004 : Holt v. Sarver
PC-AR-0007 : Talley v. Stephens
PC-IA-0008 : Hunter v. Auger
PC-IA-0009 : Kelly v. Brewer
PC-MO-0005 : Burks v. Walsh
PC-ND-0002 : Jensen v. Klecker
PC-NE-0005 : Sell v. Parratt
SD-AL-0001 : U.S. v. Jefferson County Bd. of Ed./Stout v. Jefferson County Bd. of Ed.
SD-MO-0001 : Liddell v. Board of Education for the City of St. Louis


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