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James Braxton Craven, American judge. Served from ensign to Lieutenant, United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946.; Member American, North Carolina (vice president 1959-1960), Burke County bar associations, American Judicature Society, Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa.

Background

Craven, James Braxton was born on April 3, 1918 in Lenoir, North Carolina, United States. Son of James Braxton and Katherine Simmons (Covington) Craven.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Duke, 1939, postgraduate Law School, 1946. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1942.

Career

Admitted to North Carolina bar, 1946. Solicitor Burke County Criminal Court, 1947. Assistant United State Attorneys, Charlotte-Asheville, 1948-1952.

Became judge Superior Court of North Carolina, 1956. United States judge Western district North Carolina, 1961-1966. United States circuit judge 4th Circuit Court Appeals, 1966-1977.

Visiting professor constitutional law U. North Carolina Law School, summers 1967, 70, 74. Visiting professor federal cts. University Texas Law School, summer 1968.

Delaware, Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference, Methodist Church, 1956, 60, 64, General Conference Methodist Church, 1964. Trustee, Duke, from 1972.

Membership

Served from ensign to Lieutenant, United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946. Member American, North Carolina (vice president 1959-1960), Burke County bar associations, American Judicature Society, Order of Coif, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa.

Connections

Married 3d, Susan A. Schatzel, August 6, 1973. Children: James Braxton III, Stephen K., Elizabeth Bible.

father:
James Braxton Craven

mother:
Katherine Simmons (Covington) Craven

spouse:
Susan A. Schatzel

children:
James Braxton III Craven

Stephen K. Craven

Elizabeth Bible Craven