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James Howard Jarvis II (February 28, 1937 – June 6, 2007) was a United States federal judge.

Jarvis was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. He received a B.A. from the University of Tennessee in 1958. He received a J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1960. He was in private practice in Knoxville, Tennessee from 1960 to 1968. He was in private practice in Maryville, Tennessee from 1968 to 1972. He was a judge on the Law and Equity Court, Blount County, Tennessee from 1972 to 1977. He was a judge on the 30th Judicial Circuit Court, Blount County, Tennessee from 1977 to 1984.

Jarvis was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. Jarvis was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on September 6, 1984, to a new seat created by 98 Stat. 333. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 11, 1984, and received his commission on October 12, 1984. He served as chief judge from 1991-1998. He assumed senior status on February 28, 2002. Jarvis's service was terminated on June 6, 2007, due to death.

He died in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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