Definition of Byrnes, James Francis in US English:

Byrnes, James Francis

proper noun

  • (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.


Byrnes, James Francis