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U.S. District Court in North Carolina

U.S. District Judges for North Carolina, 1790-1872 (may be incomplete!)
John Stokes 1790 John Sitgreaves 1790-94 John Sitgreaves 1797-1801 Asa Biggs 1858-61 George Washington Brooks 1865-72

Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1790 Oct 12: John Stokes, died in office.
  • 1861 Apr 23: Asa Biggs, resigned.

    U.S. District Judges for the Albemarle, Cape Fear & Pamptico Districts of North Carolina, 1801-57 (may be incomplete!)
    John Sitgreaves 1801-02 Henry Potter 1802-57

    Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1802 Mar 4: John Sitgreaves, died in office.
  • 1857 Dec 20: Henry Potter, died in office.

    U.S. District Judges for the Edenton, New Bern & Wilmington Districts of North Carolina, 1794-97 (may be incomplete!)
    John Sitgreaves 1794-97

    U.S. District Judges for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 1872-2017 (may be incomplete!)
    George Washington Brooks 1872-82 Augustus Sherrill Seymour 1882-97 Thomas Richard Purnell 1897-1908 Isaac M. Meekins 1925-45 Algernon L. Butler 1959-75 John D. Larkins, Jr. 1967 Franklin Taylor Dupree, Jr. 1970-83 William Earl Britt 1980-97 Terrence William Boyle 1984- James C. Dever III 2005-

    Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1882 Jan 6: George Washington Brooks, died in office.
  • 1897 Feb 19: Augustus Sherrill Seymour, died in office.
  • 1908 Dec 19: Thomas Richard Purnell, died in office.
  • 1945 Feb 13: Isaac M. Meekins, took senior status.
  • 1975 Aug 2: Algernon L. Butler, took senior status.
  • 1983 Dec 31: Franklin Taylor Dupree, Jr., took senior status.
  • 1997 Dec 7: William Earl Britt, took senior status.

    U.S. District Judges for the Middle District of North Carolina, 1957-2017 (may be incomplete!)
    Edwin M. Stanley 1957-71 L. Richardson Preyer 1961-63 Eugene Andrew Gordon 1964-82 Hiram Hamilton Ward 1972-88 Richard Cannon Erwin 1980-92 Frank William Bullock, Jr. 1982- James A. Beaty, Jr. 1994- Thomas D. Schroeder 2008- Catherine Caldwell Eagles 2010- Loretta Copeland Biggs 2014-

    Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1971 Dec 23: Edwin M. Stanley, died in office.
  • 1982 Jul 12: Eugene Andrew Gordon, took senior status.
  • 1988 Aug 20: Hiram Hamilton Ward, took senior status.
  • 1992 Sep 22: Richard Cannon Erwin, took senior status.

    U.S. District Judges for the Western District of North Carolina, 1898-2017 (may be incomplete!)
    Hamilton G. Ewart 1898-99 Hamilton G. Ewart 1899-1900 James E. Boyd 1900-19 Edwin Y. Webb 1919-48 David E. Henderson 1948-49 J. Braxton Craven, Jr. 1961-66 James B. McMillan 1968-89 David Bryan Sentelle 1985-87 Graham Calder Mullen 1990-2005 H. Brent McKnight 2003-04 Robert James Conrad, Jr. 2005- Max Oliver Cogburn, Jr. 2011-

    Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1949 Feb 14: David E. Henderson, resigned.
  • 1989 Sep 1: James B. McMillan, took senior status.
  • 2004 Nov 27: H. Brent McKnight, died in office.
  • 2005 Dec 1: Graham Calder Mullen, took senior status.
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