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James Robert Browning

James Robert Browning, American federal judge. Bar: Montana 1941, District of Columbia 1953, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1952. Decorated Bronze Star; named to, Order of the Grizzly, University Montana, 1973; recipient Devitt Distinguished Service to Justice award, 1990; scholar in residence, Santa Clara University, 1989, University Montana, 1991.

Background

  • Browning, James Robert was born on October 1, 1918 in Great Falls, Montana, United States. Son of Nicholas Henry and Minnie Sally (Foley) Browning.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Montana State University, Missoula, 1938. Bachelor of Laws with honors, University Montana, 1941. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Montana, 1978.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), Santa Clara University, 1989.

    Career

    • Special attorney antitrust division United States Department Justice, 1941—1943, special attorney general litigation section antitrust division, 1946—1948, chief antitrust department Northwest regional office, 1948—1949, assistant chief general litigation section antitrust division, 1949—1951, 1st assistant civil division, 1951—1952, executive assistant to attorney general, 1952—1953, chief, Executive Office for United States Attorneys, 1953. Private practice Washington, 1953—1958. Lecturer New York University School Law, 1953, Georgetown University Law Center, 1957—1958.

      Law clerk United States Supreme Court, Washington, 1958—1961. Judge United States Court Appeals (9th circuit), 1961—1976, 1988—2000, chief judge, 1976—1988, senior judge, since 2000. Reed justice committee on continuing education, training and administration Judicial Conference of United States, 1967—1968, committee on court administration, 1969—1971, chairman subcommittee on judicial statistics, 1969—1971, committee to study the illustrative rules of judicial misconduct, 1969, committee on the budget, 1971—1977, administration office, subcommittee on budget, 1974—1976, member, 1976—1988, executive committee of conference, 1978—1987, committee to study the illustrative rules of judicial misconduct, 1985—1987, committee to study United States judicial conference, 1986—1988, committee on international conference of appellate judges, 1987—1990.

      David T. Lewis distinguished judge-in-residence University Utah, 1987. Blankenbaker lecturer University Montana, 1987. Sibley lecturer University Georgia, 1987.

      Lecturer Human Rights Institute, Santa Clara University School Law, Strasbourg. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1943-1946.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Montana 1941, District of Columbia 1953, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1952.

    Membership

    Director Western Justice Foundation. Chairman 9th Circuit History Society. Member of Federal Bar Association (board directors 1945-1961, national council 1958-1962), American Bar Association (judge advisory committee to standing committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility 1973-1975), American Society Legal History (advisory board journal), American Judicature Society (chairman committee on federal judiciary 1973-1974, board directors 1972-1975, Herbert Harley award 1984), Institute Judicial Administration, American Law Institute, Montana Bar Association (Jameson award 2001), District of Columbia Bar Association, National Lawyers Club (board governors 1959-1963).

    Connections

    • Married Marie Rose Chapell.
    • father: Nicholas Browning
    • spouse: Marie Rose Chapell.
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    Nationality
    • 1938
      Montana State University
    • 1941
      University Montana
    • 1978
      University Montana
    • 1989
      Santa Clara University
    • 1948 - 1949
      Special attorney, antitrust division United States Department Justice
    • 1953
      Special attorney, antitrust division United States Department Justice
    • 1953 - 1958
      private practice, Washington
    • 1953
      lecturer, New York University School Law
    • 1957 - 1958
      lecturer, New York University School Law
    • 1958 - 1961
      law clerk, United States Supreme Court
      Washington, United States
    • 1961 - 1976
      judge United States Court Appeals (9th circuit)
    • 1976 - 1988
      judge United States Court Appeals (9th circuit)
    • 1988
      judge United States Court Appeals (9th circuit)
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