James McPherson Proctor

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James McPherson Proctor
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
In office
March 5, 1948 – September 17, 1953
Appointed by Harry S. Truman
Preceded by Harold Montelle Stephens
Succeeded by John A. Danaher
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
In office
March 2, 1931 – March 5, 1948
Appointed by Herbert Hoover
Preceded by William Hitz
Succeeded by Edward Allen Tamm
Personal details
Born (1882-09-04)September 4, 1882
Washington, D.C.
Died September 17, 1953(1953-09-17) (aged 71)
Washington, D.C.
Political party Democratic

James McPherson Proctor (September 4, 1882 – September 17, 1953) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Washington, D.C., Proctor received an LL.B. from George Washington University Law School in 1904. He was an Assistant United States Attorney of the District of Columbia from 1905 to 1913, becoming the chief Assistant United States Attorney of that district in 1909. He was in private practice in Washington, DC from 1913 to 1931, serving as a special Assistant United States Attorney General from 1929 to 1931.

On February 6, 1931, Proctor was nominated by President Herbert Hoover to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia vacated by William Hitz. Proctor was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 25, 1931, and received his commission on March 2, 1931.

On February 2, 1948, President Harry S. Truman nominated Proctor for elevation to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit vacated by Harold M. Stephens. Proctor was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 2, 1948, and received his commission on March 5, 1948. Proctor served in that capacity until his death in 1953.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
William Hitz
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
1931–1948
Succeeded by
Edward Allen Tamm
Preceded by
Harold Montelle Stephens
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
1948–1953
Succeeded by
John A. Danaher