History of the Federal Judiciary

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Phillips, James Dickson Jr.
Born 1922 in Scotland County, NC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on July 20, 1978, to a seat vacated by J. Braxton Craven, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on August 11, 1978, and received commission on August 11, 1978. Assumed senior status on July 31, 1994.

Davidson College, B.S., 1943
University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1948

Professional Career:
U.S. Army first lieutenant, 1943-1946
Assistant director, Institute of Government, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1948-1949
Private practice, Laurinburg, North Carolina, 1949-1955
Private practice, Fayetteville, North Carolina, 1955-1959
Faculty, University of North Carolina School of Law, 1960-1978; lecturer and associate professor of law, 1960-1964; dean, 1964-1974; professor of law, 1964-1978


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