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Barksdale, Alfred Dickinson
Born July 17, 1892, in Houston (now Halifax), VA
Died August 16, 1972, in Lynchburg, VA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
Received a recess appointment from Franklin D. Roosevelt on December 19, 1939, to a seat vacated by Armistead M. Dobie; nominated to the same position by Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 11, 1940. Confirmed by the Senate on February 1, 1940, and received commission on February 5, 1940. Assumed senior status on August 1, 1957. Service terminated on August 16, 1972, due to death.

Education:
Virginia Military Institute, B.S., 1911
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.B., 1915

Professional Career:
Private practice, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1915-1916, 1922-1938
U.S. Army, 1916-1922
Judge, Virginia Circuit Court, Sixth Judicial Circuit, 1938-1940
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