You are here

Dawkins, Benjamin Cornwell, Jr.

Born August 6, 1911, in Monroe, LA
Died August 31, 1984, in Shreveport, LA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on July 21, 1953, to a seat vacated by Benjamin C. Dawkins, Sr. Confirmed by the Senate on July 31, 1953, and received commission on August 3, 1953. Served as chief judge, 1953-1973. Assumed senior status due to certified disability on August 6, 1973. Service terminated on August 31, 1984, due to death.

Tulane University, B.A., 1932
Louisiana State University Law School, LL.B., 1934

Professional Career:

Private practice, Monroe, Louisiana, 1934-1935
Private practice, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1935-1953
U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant commander, 1942-1945