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Byrnes, James Francis

Syllabification: Byrnes, James Francis
Pronunciation: /bərnz
 
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Definition of Byrnes, James Francis in English:

( 1879–1972), US Supreme Court associate justice 1941–42. A Democrat from South Carolina, he was a member of the US House of Representatives 1911–25 and the US Senate 1931–41 before being appointed to the Court by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He resigned a year later to take several federal positions in the war effort, and from 1945 to 1947 was US secretary of state.

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