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Erwin, Richard Cannon

Born August 23, 1923, in Marion, NC
Died November 7, 2006, in Winston-Salem, NC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on June 11, 1980, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on September 29, 1980, and received commission on September 30, 1980. Served as chief judge, 1988-1992. Assumed senior status on September 22, 1992. Service terminated on November 7, 2006, due to death.

Johnson C. Smith University, B.A., 1947
Howard University School of Law, LL.B., 1951

Professional Career:

U.S. Army sergeant, 1943-1946
Private practice, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1951-1977
State representative, North Carolina, 1974-1977
Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals, 1978-1980