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Name Gordon, James Fleming
State KY
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 May 18, 1918, in Madisonville, KY
Died February 9, 1990

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

Born May 18, 1918, in Madisonville, KY
Died February 9, 1990

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on June 24, 1965, to a seat vacated by Roy M. Shelbourne. Confirmed by the Senate on July 22, 1965, and received commission on July 23, 1965. Served as chief judge, 1969-1976. Assumed senior status on January 1, 1976. Service terminated on February 9, 1990, due to death.

Education:
University of Kentucky College of Law, LL.B., 1941

Professional Career:

Private practice, Madisonville, Kentucky, 1941-1942, 1945-1965
U.S. Army, 1942-1945
Campaign chairman, Kentucky Democratic Party, 1955
Chairman, Kentucky Public Service Commission, 1956-1960
Special counsel, Gov. Edward T. Breathitt, Kentucky, 1964-1965
Speakers chairman, Kentucky Democratic Party, 1966


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