History of the Federal Judiciary


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Beaty, James A. Jr.
Born 1949 in Whitmire, SC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
Nominated by William J. Clinton on August 25, 1994, to a seat vacated by Richard C. Erwin. Confirmed by the Senate on October 7, 1994, and received commission on October 11, 1994. Served as chief judge, 2006-2012. Assumed senior status on June 30, 2014.

Education:
Western Carolina University, B.A., 1971
University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1974

Professional Career:
Private practice, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1974-1981
Judge, Forsyth County [North Carolina] Superior Court, 1981-1994

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, December 22, 1995; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, January 7, 1997; no Senate vote

 

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