Ira Lloyd Letts

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Ira Lloyd Letts (May 29, 1889 – November 24, 1947) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Cortland County, New York, Letts received a Ph.B. from Brown University in 1913, an M.A. from Brown University in 1914, and an LL.B. from Columbia Law School in 1917. He was in private practice in Providence, Rhode Island from 1917 to 1925. He was an Assistant U.S. attorney general from 1925 to 1927. He was in private practice in Providence, Rhode Island from 1935 to 1947.

Letts was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. Letts received a recess appointment from Calvin Coolidge on June 9, 1927, to a seat vacated by Arthur L. Brown. Formally nominated on December 6, 1927. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 4, 1928, and received his commission the same day. Letts served in that capacity until June 24, 1935, due to resignation.

He died in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Preceded by
Arthur Lewis Brown
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island
1927–1935
Succeeded by
John Christopher Mahoney