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Larkins, John Davis, Jr.

Born June 8, 1909, in Morristown, TN
Died February 16, 1990, in Kinston, NC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on August 8, 1961, to a new seat authorized by 75 Stat. 80. Confirmed by the Senate on August 21, 1961, and received commission on August 21, 1961. Served as chief judge, 1975-1979. Assumed senior status on June 8, 1979. Service terminated on February 16, 1990, due to death.

Wake Forest College School of Law
Wake Forest College, B.A., 1929
Read law, 1930

Professional Career:

Private practice, Trenton, North Carolina, 1930-1961
U.S. Army, 1945
Conciliation commissioner in bankruptcy, Eastern District of North Carolina, 1930
State senator, North Carolina, 1936-1954; president pro tem, 1941-1943
Liaison officer, legislative counsel to Gov. Luther H. Hodges, North Carolina, 1955