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Name Smith, James Francis
City New York
State NY
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

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

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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

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 U.S. Court of 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.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the Philippine Islands, 1901-1903

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
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

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

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to U.S. Court of Customs Appeals (later U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals), January 5, 1910; nomination withdrawn by president, February 22, 1910


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