Julius Levonne Chambers, the Negro lawyer who came from a country schoolhouse to lead his class at the University of North Carolina Law School, today was sworn in as a U.S. Commissioner at U.S. Western District Court.
After the short ceremony witnessed by several dozen well-wishers of both races, Judge J. Braxton Craven, who appointed Mr. Chambers, said that he was "superbly qualified" for the job.
Mr. Chambers, at age 29, may be the youngest U.S. Commissioner, as well as the first one of his race. . . .
Mr. Chambers, who is usually reluctant to talk about himself, admitted he was "quite pleased" with the appointment.