James Howard Jarvis II

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James Howard Jarvis II
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
In office
February 28, 2002 – June 6, 2007
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
In office
1991–1998
Preceded by Thomas Gray Hull
Succeeded by Robert Allan Edgar
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
In office
October 12, 1984 – February 28, 2002
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Seat established by 98 Stat. 333
Succeeded by Thomas W. Phillips
Personal details
Born James Howard Jarvis II
(1937-02-28)February 28, 1937
Knoxville, Tennessee
Died June 6, 2007(2007-06-06) (aged 70)
Knoxville, Tennessee
Education University of Tennessee (B.A.)
University of Tennessee College of Law (J.D.)

James Howard Jarvis II (February 28, 1937 – June 6, 2007) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, Jarvis received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee in 1958, where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity; he was awarded the Significant Sig Award in 1997 for "achievement in a brother’s professional career and civic endeavors". He received a Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1960. He was in private practice in Knoxville from 1960 to 1968. He was in private practice in Maryville, Tennessee from 1968 to 1972. He was a judge on the Law and Equity Court, Blount County, Tennessee from 1972 to 1977. He was a judge on the 30th Judicial Circuit Court, Blount County from 1977 to 1984.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Jarvis was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on September 6, 1984, to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, to a new seat created by 98 Stat. 333. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 11, 1984, and received his commission on October 12, 1984. He served as Chief Judge from 1991 to 1998. He assumed senior status on February 28, 2002. Jarvis served in that capacity until his death on June 6, 2007, in Knoxville.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 98 Stat. 333
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
1984–2002
Succeeded by
Thomas W. Phillips
Preceded by
Thomas Gray Hull
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
1991–1998
Succeeded by
Robert Allan Edgar