History of the Federal Judiciary


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Britt, William Earl
Born 1932 in McDonald, NC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on April 14, 1980, to a seat vacated by John D. Larkins, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on May 21, 1980, and received commission on May 23, 1980. Served as chief judge, 1983-1990. Assumed senior status on December 7, 1997.

Education:
Wake Forest College, B.S., 1956
Wake Forest College School of Law, LL.B., 1958

Professional Career:
U.S. Army specialist 4, 1953-1955
Law clerk, Hon. Emery B. Denny, Supreme Court of North Carolina, 1958-1959
Private practice, Fairmont and Lumberton, North Carolina, 1959-1980

 

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