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Name Oakes, James Lowell
City Brattleboro
State VT
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:

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

Oakes, James Lowell
Born February 21, 1924, in Springfield, IL
Died October 13, 2007, in Marthas Vineyard, MA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Vermont
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on March 31, 1970, to a seat vacated by Ernest W. Gibson. Confirmed by the Senate on April 23, 1970, and received commission on April 24, 1970. Service terminated on June 5, 1971, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on May 3, 1971, to a seat vacated by Sterry Robinson Waterman. Confirmed by the Senate on May 20, 1971, and received commission on May 27, 1971. Served as chief judge, 1988-1992. Assumed senior status on June 30, 1992. Service terminated on October 13, 2007, due to death.

Education:
Harvard University, A.B., 1945
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1947

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Harrie B. Chase, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1947-1948, 1949-1950
Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1948-1949
Private practice, Brattleboro, Vermont, 1950-1966, 1969-1970
State senator, Vermont, 1961-1965
Attorney general, State of Vermont, 1967-1969
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Case(s) CW-NY-0003 : Nicholson v. Williams
EE-FL-0140 : Stone v. First Union Corp.
FH-NY-0007 : Huntington Branch NAACP v. Town of Huntington
IM-NY-0032 : Lewis-Mota v. Secretary of Labor
JC-NY-0002 : Benjamin v. Horn
JC-NY-0022 : Detainees of Brooklyn House of Detention for Men v. Malcolm
JC-NY-0042 : Weber v. Dell
JC-VT-0001 : Walsh v. Franco
MH-NY-0003 : Foe v. Cuomo
PC-NY-0006 : Milburn v. Coughlin
PC-NY-0014 : Jolly v. Coughlin
PC-NY-0028 : Smith v. Coughlin
PC-NY-0029 : Badgley v. Varelas


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