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Joseph Jerome Farris

Joseph Farris
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
In office
September 27, 1979 – March 4, 1995
Appointed by Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Seat established
Succeeded by Margaret McKeown
Personal details
Born (1930-03-04) March 4, 1930
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Alma mater Morehouse College
Clark Atlanta University
University of Washington, Seattle

Joseph Jerome Farris (born March 4, 1930) is a United States federal judge.[1]

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Farris received a B.S. from Morehouse College in 1951 and was in the United States Army Signal Corps from 1952 to 1953. He received a M.S.W. from Atlanta University in 1955 and a J.D. from the University of Washington in 1958. He was in private practice in Seattle, Washington from 1958 to 1969. He was a judge on the Court of Appeals, State of Washington from 1969 to 1979.

On July 12, 1979, Farris was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a new seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit created by 92 Stat. 1629. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 26, 1979, and received his commission on September 27, 1979. He assumed senior status on March 4, 1995.


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Legal offices
New seat Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Succeeded by
Margaret McKeown
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