History of the Federal Judiciary


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Potter, Robert Daniel
Born April 4, 1923, in Wilmington, NC
Died July 2, 2009, in Charlotte, NC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on October 1, 1981, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on October 29, 1981, and received commission on October 29, 1981. Served as chief judge, 1984-1991. Assumed senior status on May 1, 1994. Service terminated on July 2, 2009, due to death.

Education:
Duke University, A.B., 1947
Duke University School of Law, LL.B., 1950

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1944-1947
Private practice, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1951-1981
Commissioner, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, 1966-1968

 

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