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Name Holmes, Edwin Ruthven
City Yazoo City
State MS
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 October 1, 1878, in Sidon, MS
Died December 10, 1961

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

Born October 1, 1878, in Sidon, MS
Died December 10, 1961

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
Nominated by Woodrow Wilson on October 17, 1918, to a seat vacated by Henry C. Niles. Confirmed by the Senate on October 24, 1918, and received commission on October 24, 1918. Service terminated on March 1, 1929, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
Nominated by Woodrow Wilson on October 17, 1918, to a seat vacated by Henry C. Niles. Confirmed by the Senate on October 24, 1918, and received commission on October 24, 1918. Service terminated on April 6, 1936, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 23, 1935, to a seat vacated by Nathan Philemon Bryan. Confirmed by the Senate on March 19, 1936, and received commission on March 20, 1936. Assumed senior status on November 30, 1954. Service terminated on December 10, 1961, due to death.

Education:
University of Texas School of Law, LL.B.
Millsaps College, 1896
University of Mississippi, 1899

Professional Career:

Private practice, Yazoo City, Mississippi, 1900-1918
Mayor, Yazoo City, Mississippi, 1904-1908


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