Joseph Jerome Farris
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit|
September 27, 1979 – March 4, 1995
|Appointed by||Jimmy Carter|
|Preceded by||Seat established|
|Succeeded by||Margaret McKeown|
March 4, 1930 |
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
|Alma mater||Morehouse College
Clark Atlanta University
University of Washington, Seattle
Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Farris received a B.S. from Morehouse College in 1951 and was in the United States Army Signal Corps from 1952 to 1953. He received a M.S.W. from Atlanta University in 1955 and a J.D. from the University of Washington in 1958. He was in private practice in Seattle, Washington from 1958 to 1969. He was a judge on the Court of Appeals, State of Washington from 1969 to 1979.
On July 12, 1979, Farris was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a new seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit created by 92 Stat. 1629. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 26, 1979, and received his commission on September 27, 1979. He assumed senior status on March 4, 1995.
- Joseph Jerome Farris at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
|New seat||Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit