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Harry Claiborne
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Nevada
Title:   Former Federal Judge
Position:   Seat #2T
Service:
Appointed by:   Jimmy Carter
Active:   8/11/1978 - 10/9/1986
Chief:   1980 - 1986
Preceded by:   Bruce Thompson
Succeeded by:   Phil Pro
Personal History
Born:   July 2, 1917
Hometown:   McRae, AR
Deceased:   January 19, 2004
Law School:   Cumberland U., LL.B., 1941

Harry E. Claiborne (1917-2004) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.

Claiborne was nominated by President Jimmy Carter on July 25, 1978, to a seat vacated by Bruce Thompson; he was confirmed by the Senate on August 11, 1978, and received commission that same day. From 1980-1986, he served as the chief judge. He served the District of Nevada until his impeachment and conviction on October 9, 1986.

Early life and education

  • Cumberland University, LL.B., 1941

Professional career

  • Private practice, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1946-1978, 1987-2004
  • Chief deputy district attorney, Clark County, Nevada, 1946-1948
  • Member, Nevada State Legislature, 1948
  • City attorney, City of North Las Vegas, 1948-1955
  • City attorney, Henderson, Nevada, 1959

Judicial career

District of Nevada

Claiborne was nominated by President Jimmy Carter on July 25, 1978, to a seat vacated by Bruce Thompson[1]; he was confirmed by the Senate on August 11, 1978, and received commission that same day. From 1980-1986, he served as the chief judge. He served the District of Nevada until his impeachment and conviction on October 9, 1986.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Bruce Thompson
District of Nevada
1978–1986
Seat #2T
Succeeded by:
Phil Pro