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Dawkins, Benjamin Cornwell, Sr.

Born July 19, 1881, in Ouachita City, LA
Died August 22, 1966

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
Nominated by Calvin Coolidge on April 25, 1924, to a seat vacated by George W. Jack. Confirmed by the Senate on May 5, 1924, and received commission on May 5, 1924. Served as chief judge, 1948-1953. Assumed senior status on May 17, 1953. Service terminated on August 22, 1966, due to death.

Tulane University Law School, LL.B., 1906

Professional Career:

Private practice, Monroe, Louisiana, 1906-1912
Judge, Louisiana District Court, 1912-1918
Associate justice, Louisiana Supreme Court, 1918-1924