History of the Federal Judiciary


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Butler, Charles Randolph Jr.
Born 1940 in New York, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on April 28, 1988, to a seat vacated by Emmett Ripley Cox. Confirmed by the Senate on October 14, 1988, and received commission on October 17, 1988. Served as chief judge, 1994-2003. Assumed senior status on March 28, 2005.

Education:
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Washington and Lee University, B.A., 1962
University of Alabama School of Law, LL.B., 1966

Professional Career:
U.S. Army lieutenant, 8th Artillery, 7th Howitzer Battalion, 1962-1964
Private practice, Mobile, Alabama, 1966-1969, 1975-1988
Assistant public defender, Mobile County, Alabama, 1969-1970
District attorney, Mobile County, Alabama, 1971-1975

 

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