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Senter, Lyonel Thomas, Jr.

Born July 30, 1933, in Fulton, MS
Died May 18, 2011, in Tupelo, MS

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on October 11, 1979, to a seat vacated by Orma R. Smith. Confirmed by the Senate on December 20, 1979, and received commission on December 21, 1979. Served as chief judge, 1982-1998. Assumed senior status on July 30, 1998. Service terminated on May 18, 2011, due to death.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
U.S. Commissioner, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, 1966-1968

National Judicial College
Mississippi Southern College (now University of Southern Mississippi), B.S., 1956
University of Mississippi School of Law, LL.B., 1959

Professional Career:

Private practice, Aberdeen, Mississippi, 1959-1968
County prosecutor, Monroe County, Mississippi, 1960-1963
Judge, Mississippi Circuit Court, First Judicial District, 1968-1979
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1986-1989