History of the Federal Judiciary


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Barbour, William Henry Jr.
Born 1941 in Yazoo City, MS

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on March 15, 1983, to a seat vacated by William H. Cox. Confirmed by the Senate on April 21, 1983, and received commission on April 25, 1983. Served as chief judge, 1989-1996. Assumed senior status on February 4, 2006.

Education:
New York University School of Law
Princeton University, B.A., 1963
University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., 1966

Professional Career:
Private practice, Yazoo City, Mississippi, 1966-1983
Youth counselor, Yazoo City [Mississippi] Municipal Court, 1971-1982

 

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