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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina|
|Appointed by:||Jimmy Carter|
|Active:||05/23/1980 - 12/06/1997|
|Chief:||1983 - 1990|
|Senior:||12/07/1997 - Present|
|Preceded by:||John Larkins|
|Succeeded by:||James Dever|
|Home State:||McDonald, NC|
|Undergraduate:||Wake Forest U., B.S., 1956|
|Law School:||Wake Forest Law, LL.B., 1958|
|Military service:||U.S. Army 1953 - 1955|
Earl Britt is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. He joined the court in 1980 after being nominated by President Jimmy Carter. Britt is a judge serving on senior status.
Early life and education
A native North Carolinan, Britt graduated from Wake Forest University with his bachelor's degree in 1956 and later graduated with his law degree in 1958. Britt served as a SP-4 in the US Army on active duty from 1953 to 1955.
Britt started his legal career as a law clerk for State Supreme Court Justice Emery Denny in the North Carolina Supreme Court from 1958 to 1959 before spending the rest of his pre-judicial legal career as a private practice attorney licensed in the State of North Carolina from 1959 to 1980.
Eastern District of North Carolina
Britt was nominated by President Jimmy Carter on April 14, 1980 to a seat vacated by [John Larkins|[John Larkins, Jr.]] as Larkins assumed senior status. Britt was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 21, 1980 on a Senate vote and received commission on May 23, 1980. Britt served as the chief judge of the court from 1983 to 1990 before later assuming senior status on December 7, 1997.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Eastern District of North Carolina
|Magistrate judges||James Gates • William Webb • Robert Jones, Jr. • Kimberly A. Swank •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|