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U.S. District Court in Alabama

U.S. District Judges for Alabama, 1818-1901 (may be incomplete!)
Harry Toulmin 1818-19 Charles Tait 1820-26 John Bruce 1875-1901

Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1826 Feb 1: Charles Tait, resigned.
  • 1901 Oct 1: John Bruce, died in office.

    U.S. District Judges for the Middle District of Alabama, 1859-2017 (may be incomplete!)
    William Giles Jones 1859-61 George Washington Lane 1861-63 Richard Busteed 1863-74 Henry D. Clayton 1914 Charles B. Kennamer 1931-55 Frank M. Johnson, Jr. 1955- Thomas Virgil Pittman 1966-70 Robert Edward Varner 1971-86 Truman McGill Hobbs 1980-91 Joel F. Dubina 1986-90 William Harold Albritton III 1991- William Keith Watkins 2005-

    Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1861 Jan 12: William Giles Jones, resigned.
  • 1863 Nov 12: George Washington Lane, died in office.
  • 1874 Oct 20: Richard Busteed, resigned.
  • 1955 Jun 3: Charles B. Kennamer, died in office.
  • 1986 Jun 12: Robert Edward Varner, took senior status.
  • 1991 Feb 11: Truman McGill Hobbs, took senior status.

    U.S. District Judges for the Northern District of Alabama, 1859-2017 (may be incomplete!)
    William Giles Jones 1859-61 George Washington Lane 1861-63 Richard Busteed 1863-74 Oscar R. Hundley 1907-09 William Irwin Grubb 1909-35 Charles B. Kennamer 1931-36 David Jackson Davis 1935-38 Thomas Alexander Murphree 1938-45 Clarence H. Mullins 1943-53 Seybourn H. Lynne 1946-73 Harlan Hobart Grooms 1953-69 Clarence W. Allgood 1961-73 Frank Hampton McFadden 1969-82 Sam Clyde Pointer, Jr. 1970-99 J. Foy Guin, Jr. 1973 James Hughes Hancock 1973-96 Elbert Bertram Haltom, Jr. 1980-91 U. W. Clemon 1980- William M. Acker, Jr. 1982-96 Sharon Lovelace Blackburn 1991- Charles Lynwood Smith, Jr. 1995-2013 H. Dean Buttram, Jr. 1998-2002 Karon O. Bowdre 2001- L. Scott Coogler 2003- Madeline Hughes Haikala 2013-

    Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1861 Jan 12: William Giles Jones, resigned.
  • 1863 Nov 12: George Washington Lane, died in office.
  • 1874 Oct 20: Richard Busteed, resigned.
  • 1909 May 26: Oscar R. Hundley, resigned.
  • 1935 Oct 27: William Irwin Grubb, died in office.
  • 1938 Dec 7: David Jackson Davis, died in office.
  • 1945 Sep 5: Thomas Alexander Murphree, died in office.
  • 1953 May 31: Clarence H. Mullins, took senior status.
  • 1969 Feb 3: Harlan Hobart Grooms, took senior status.
  • 1973: Seybourn H. Lynne, took senior status.
  • 1973 Jan 9: Clarence W. Allgood, took senior status.
  • 1982 Jan 1: Frank Hampton McFadden, resigned.
  • 1991 Dec 31: Elbert Bertram Haltom, Jr., took senior status.
  • 1996 May 1: James Hughes Hancock, took senior status.
  • 1996 May 31: William M. Acker, Jr., took senior status.
  • 1999 Nov 19: Sam Clyde Pointer, Jr., took senior status.
  • 2002 Jun 30: H. Dean Buttram, Jr., resigned.
  • 2013 Aug 31: Charles Lynwood Smith, Jr., took senior status.

    U.S. District Judges for the Southern District of Alabama, 1859-2017 (may be incomplete!)
    William Giles Jones 1859-61 George Washington Lane 1861-63 Richard Busteed 1863-74 Harry Theophilus Toulmin 1887-1916 Robert Tait Ervin 1917-35 John McDuffie 1935-50 Daniel H. Thomas 1951-71 Thomas Virgil Pittman 1966-81 William Brevard Hand 1971-89 Emmett Ripley Cox 1981-88 Alex T. Howard, Jr. 1986-96 Charles Randolph Butler, Jr. 1988-2005 Richard W. Vollmer, Jr. 1990-2000 William H. Steele 2003-17 Kristi DuBose 2005-

    Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1861 Jan 12: William Giles Jones, resigned.
  • 1863 Nov 12: George Washington Lane, died in office.
  • 1874 Oct 20: Richard Busteed, resigned.
  • 1916 Nov 12: Harry Theophilus Toulmin, died in office.
  • 1935 Jan 23: Robert Tait Ervin, took senior status.
  • 1950 Nov 1: John McDuffie, died in office.
  • 1981 Jul 15: Thomas Virgil Pittman, took senior status.
  • 1989 Jan 19: William Brevard Hand, took senior status.
  • 1996 Oct 21: Alex T. Howard, Jr., took senior status.
  • 2000 Dec 31: Richard W. Vollmer, Jr., took senior status.
  • 2005 Mar 28: Charles Randolph Butler, Jr., took senior status.
  • 2017 Jun 8: William H. Steele, took senior status.
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