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Name Coleman, James Plemon
City New Orleans
State LA
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

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

Coleman, James Plemon
Born January 9, 1914, in Ackerman, MS
Died September 28, 1991, in Ackerman, MS

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on June 22, 1965, to a seat vacated by Benjamin Franklin Cameron. Confirmed by the Senate on July 26, 1965, and received commission on July 26, 1965. Served as chief judge, 1979-1981. Assumed senior status on May 31, 1981. Service terminated on January 31, 1984, due to retirement.

George Washington University Law School, LL.B., 1939

Professional Career:
Private practice, Ackerman, Mississippi, 1939-1946
District attorney, Fifth Judicial District, Mississippi, 1940-1946
Judge, Mississippi Circuit Court, Fifth Judicial District, 1947-1950
Justice, Mississippi Supreme Court, 1950
Attorney general, State of Mississippi, 1950-1956
Governor, Mississippi, 1956-1960
State representative, Mississippi, 1960-1964
Private practice, Choctaw County, Mississippi, 1960-1965, 1984-1990
Research Collections
Oral History

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Case(s) FH-GA-0005 : United States v. Northside Realty Assoc., Inc.
IM-MS-0001 : Jagnandan v. Giles
JC-MS-0018 : Jones v. Diamond
JC-TX-0003 : Taylor v. Sterrett
MH-AL-0001 : Wyatt v. Stickney
PC-AL-0010 : Pugh v. Locke
PC-AL-0017 : Newman v. Alabama
PC-AL-0019 : Beard v. Lee
PC-AL-0029 : McCray v. Sullivan
PC-MS-0001 : Gates v. Collier
PC-TX-0010 : Cruz v. Beto
SD-AL-0001 : U.S. v. Jefferson County Bd. of Ed./Stout v. Jefferson County Bd. of Ed.
SD-LA-0010 : U.S. v. Desoto Parish School Board
SD-MS-0006 : Henry v. Clarksdale Municipal Separate School District
SD-MS-0030 : Singleton v. Jackson Municipal Separate School District

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