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Butler, Charles Randolph, Jr.
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the 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.
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Washington and Lee University, B.A., 1962
University of Alabama School of Law, LL.B., 1966
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
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1999-2003