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.

Education:
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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