James Skelly Wright
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
Received a recess appointment from Harry S Truman on October 21, 1949, to a seat vacated by Wayne G. Borah; nominated to the same position by Harry S Truman on January 5, 1950. Confirmed by the Senate on March 8, 1950, and received commission on March 9, 1950. Service terminated on April 15, 1962, due to appointment to another judicial position.
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on February 2, 1962, to a seat vacated by E. Barrett Prettyman. Confirmed by the Senate on March 28, 1962, and received commission on March 30, 1962. Served as chief judge, 1978-1981. Assumed senior status on June 1, 1986. Service terminated on August 6, 1988, due to death.
High school teacher, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1932-1936
Lecturer, Loyola University, 1936-1937
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Louisiana, 1937-1942
U.S. Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander, 1942-1945
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Louisiana, 1945-1946
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1946-1948
U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 1948-1949
Faculty, Loyola University School of Law, 1950-1962