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Turk, James Clinton

Born May 3, 1923, in Roanoke County, VA
Died July 6, 2014, in Radford, VA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on September 25, 1972, to a seat vacated by H. Emory Widener, Jr. Confirmed by the Senate on October 12, 1972, and received commission on October 17, 1972. Served as chief judge, 1973-1993. Assumed senior status on November 1, 2002. Service terminated on July 6, 2014, due to death.

Roanoke College, A.B., 1949
Washington and Lee University School of Law, LL.B., 1952

Professional Career:

U.S. Army staff sergeant, 1943-1946
Private practice, Radford, Virginia, 1952-1972
State senator, Virginia, 1959-1972; minority leader, 1965-1972