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Phillips, James Dickson, Jr.
Died August 27, 2017, in Chapel Hill, NC
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on July 20, 1978, to a seat vacated by J. Braxton Craven, Jr. Confirmed by the Senate on August 11, 1978, and received commission on August 11, 1978. Assumed senior status on July 31, 1994. Service terminated on August 27, 2017, due to death.
Davidson College, B.S., 1943
University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1948
U.S. Army first lieutenant, 1943-1946
Assistant director, Institute of Government, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1948-1949
Private practice, Laurinburg, North Carolina, 1949-1955
Private practice, Fayetteville, North Carolina, 1955-1959
Faculty, University of North Carolina School of Law, 1960-1978; lecturer and associate professor of law, 1960-1964; dean, 1964-1974; professor of law, 1964-1978