James O. Ellison

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James O. Ellison
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
In office
November 7, 1994 – November 22, 2014
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
In office
1992–1994
Preceded byH. Dale Cook
Succeeded byThomas Rutherford Brett
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
In office
November 2, 1979 – November 7, 1994
Appointed byJimmy Carter
Preceded byAllen E. Barrow
Succeeded bySven Erik Holmes
Personal details
Born
James Oliver Ellison

(1929-01-11)January 11, 1929
St. Louis, Missouri
DiedNovember 22, 2014(2014-11-22) (aged 85)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
EducationUniversity of Oklahoma (BA)
University of Oklahoma College of Law (LLB)

James Oliver Ellison (January 11, 1929 – November 22, 2014) was a United States district judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma.

Education and career[edit]

Ellison was born on January 11, 1929, in St. Louis, Missouri,[1] In 1946, he graduated from the Oklahoma Military Academy (located on what is now the campus of Rogers State University in Claremore, Oklahoma).[2]

Ellison received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1951 and concurrently received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1951. He served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953, achieving the rank of captain. He was in private practice in Red Fork, Oklahoma from 1953 to 1955, and in Tulsa, Oklahoma from 1955 to 1979.[3]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On September 28, 1979, Ellison was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma vacated by Judge Allen E. Barrow. Ellison was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 31, 1979, and received his commission on November 2, 1979.

Ellison served as Chief Judge from 1992 to 1994, assuming senior status on November 7, 1994.[3] He died in Tulsa on November 22, 2014, aged 85.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ .Oklahoma Almanac. Oklahoma Department of Libraries. 1997. Retrieved November 23, 2014.
  2. ^ "James Ellison". Rogers State University. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b James O. Ellison at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  4. ^ Dixon, Ferrell (November 23, 2014). "Longtime federal district judge James Ellison dies". Tulsa World. Retrieved November 23, 2014.

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Legal offices
Preceded by Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
1979–1994
Succeeded by
Preceded by Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma
1992–1994
Succeeded by