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

Born May 21, 1922, in New York, NY
Died September 1, 2001, in New York, NY

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

Born May 21, 1922, in New York, NY
Died September 1, 2001, in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Customs Court
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on January 19, 1966, to a seat vacated by Jed Johnson. Confirmed by the Senate on March 4, 1966, and received commission on March 7, 1966. Service terminated on November 1, 1980, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. Court of International Trade
Reassigned on November 1, 1980, to a new seat authorized by 94 Stat. 1727. Assumed senior status on February 28, 1991. Service terminated on September 1, 2001, due to death.

Education:
New York University, B.A., 1947
Brooklyn Law School, LL.B., 1951

Professional Career:

U.S. Army, 1943-1945
Private practice, 1951-1953
State senator, New York, 1954-1963
Judge, Civil Court of the City of New York, 1963-1966

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. Customs Court, October 6, 1965; no Senate vote


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