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James Britton Gantt, American judge. Served in 12th Georgia Infantry.

Background

Gantt, James Britton was born on October 26, 1845 in Putnam Company, Georgia, United States. Son of Henry and Sarah Gantt.

Education

B.L., University of Virginia, 1868. (Doctor of Laws, University of Missouri, 1908).

Career

Admitted to bar, St. Louis, 1868. Practiced in Henry and Pettis counties, Missouri Circuit judge, Henry Circuit, Missouri, 1880-1886. Curator Warrensburg Normal, 1885-1886.

Elected presiding judge, div. Northern 2, Supreme Court, 1891. Elected chief justice, February 1898, reëlected January 2, 1907.

Present term expires 1910.

Membership

Served in 12th Georgia Infantry.

Connections

father:
Henry Gantt

mother:
Sarah Gantt