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U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Alabama: Succession Charts

U.S. District Court for the District of Alabama
April 21, 1820
3 Stat. 564
Tait, Charles 1
1820-1824
1. The act of March 10, 1824, 4 Stat. 9, transferred this judgeship to the Northern and Southern Districts of Alabama.

 

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
March 10, 1824
4 Stat. 9 1
February 25, 1907
34 Stat. 931
March 26, 1938
52 Stat. 120
December 24, 1942
56 Stat. 1092
May 19, 1961
75 Stat. 80
June 2, 1970
84 Stat. 294
October 20, 1978
92 Stat. 1629
October 20, 1978
92 Stat. 1629
Tait, Charles
1824-1826
Hundley, Oscar R.
1907-1908
Murphree, Thomas A.
1938-1945
Mullins, Clarence H.
1943-1953
Allgood, Clarence W.
1961-1973
Pointer, Sam C., Jr.
1970-1999
Haltom, Elbert B., Jr.
1980-1991
Propst, Robert B.
1980-1996
Crawford, William
1826-1849
Hundley, Oscar R.
1908-1909
Lynne, Seybourn H.
1946-1973
Grooms, Harlan H.
1953-1969
Guin, J. Foy, Jr.
1973-1989
Bowdre, Karon O.
2001-
Smith, C. Lynnwood, Jr.
1995-2013
Buttram, H. Dean, Jr.
1998-2002
Gayle, John
1849-1859
Hundley, Oscar R.
1909
Hancock, James H.
1973-1996
McFadden, Frank H.
1969-1982
Nelson, Edwin L.
1990-2003
  Burke, Liles C.
2018-
Coogler, L. Scott
2003-
Jones, William G.
1859-1861
Grubb, William I.
1909-1935
Johnson, Inge P.
1998-2012
Acker, William M., Jr.4
1982-1996
Hopkins, Virginia E.
2004-2018
     
Lane, George W.
1861-1863
Davis, David J. 3
1935-1938
Haikala, Madeline H.
2013-
         
Busteed, Richard
1863-1874
             
Bruce, John
1875-1901
             
Jones, Thomas G.
1901-1914
             
Clayton, Henry D.
1914-1929
             
Kennamer, Charles B. 2
1931-1936
             
October 20, 1978
92 Stat. 1629
December 1, 1990
104 Stat. 5089
November 2, 2002
116 Stat. 1758 5
Clemon, U. W.
1980-2009
Blackburn, Sharon L.
1991-2015
Proctor, R. David
2003-
Kallon, Abdul K.
2010-
Axon, Annemarie C.
2018-
 
1. The act of March 10, 1824, 4 Stat. 9, transferred this judgeship from the District of Alabama.
2. The act of June 5, 1936, 49 Stat. 1476, assigned this judgeship exclusively to the Middle District of Alabama.
3. The act of March 26, 1938, 52 Stat. 120, authorized a temporary judgeship for the court and provided that the next vacancy in the existing judgeship not be filled. In accordance with the statute, no successor to David Davis was appointed.
4. The act of December 1, 1990, 104 Stat. 5089, as amended by the act of November 28, 1995, 109 Stat. 635, authorized a temporary judgeship for the court and provided that the first vacancy in the district following the expiration of the temporary judgeship not be filled. In accordance with the statute, no successor to William Acker was appointed.
5. The act of November 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 1758, authorized a temporary judgeship for the court, extended most recently by the act of March 23, 2018, Pub. L. No. 115-141, which provided that the first vacancy in the district after September 17, 2019, not be filled.

 

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
March 10, 1824
4 Stat. 9 1
August 2, 1886
24 Stat. 213
March 18, 1966
80 Stat. 75
July 10, 1984
98 Stat. 333
Tait, Charles
1824-1826
Toulmin, Harry T.
1887-1916
Pittman, T. Virgil
1966-1981
Howard, Alex T., Jr.
1986-1996
Crawford, William
1826-1849
Ervin, Robert T.
1917-1935
Cox, Emmett R.
1981-1988
Granade, Callie V.
2002-2016
Gayle, John
1849-1859
McDuffie, John
1935-1950
Butler, Charles R., Jr.
1988-2005
Beaverstock, Jeffrey U.
2018-
Jones, William G.
1859-1861
Thomas, Daniel H.
1951-1971
DuBose, Kristi
2005-
 
Lane, George W.
1861-1863
Hand, William B.
1971-1989
   
Busteed, Richard
1863-1874
Vollmer, Richard W., Jr.
1990-2000
   
Bruce, John 2
1875-1886
Steele, William H.
2003-2017
   
  Moorer, Terry F.
2018-
   
1. The act of March 10, 1824, 4 Stat. 9, transferred this judgeship from the District of Alabama.
2. The act of August 2, 1886, 24 Stat. 213, assigned this judgeship exclusively to the Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama.

 

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
February 6, 1839
5 Stat. 315 1
March 18, 1966
80 Stat. 75
June 2, 1970
84 Stat. 294
October 20, 1978
92 Stat. 1629
Crawford, William
1839-1849
Pittman, T. Virgil 2
1966-1970
Varner, Robert E.
1971-1986
Hobbs, Truman M.
1980-1991
Gayle, John
1849-1859
  Dubina, Joel F.
1986-1990
DeMent, Ira
1992-2002
Jones, William G.
1859-1861
  Albritton, W. Harold, III
1991-2004
Fuller, Mark E.
2002-2015
Lane, George W.
1861-1863
  Watkins, William K.
2005-
 
Busteed, Richard
1863-1874
     
Bruce, John
1875-1901
     
Jones, Thomas G.
1901-1914
     
Clayton, Henry D.
1914-1929
     
Kennamer, Charles B.
1931-1955
     
Johnson, Frank M., Jr.
1955-1979
     
Thompson, Myron H.
1980-2013
     
Marks, Emily C.
2018-
     
1. The act of February 6, 1839, 5 Stat. 315, authorized this judgeship to serve the Middle District of Alabama in addition to the Northern and Southern Districts of Alabama.
2. The act of June 2, 1970, 84 Stat. 294, assigned this judgeship exclusively to the Southern District of Alabama.

 

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