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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi|
|Appointed by:||Ronald Reagan|
|Active:||04/25/1983 - 02/03/2006|
|Chief:||1989 - 1996|
|Senior:||02/04/2006 - Present|
|Preceded by:||William Cox|
|Succeeded by:||Carlton W. Reeves|
|Home State:||Yazoo City, MS|
|Undergraduate:||Princeton, B.A., 1963|
|Law School:||U. of Mississippi Law, J.D., 1966|
William Henry Barbour, Jr. is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. He joined the court in 1983 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Barbour is a judge serving on senior status.
Early life and education
Barbour graduated from Princeton University with his bachelor's degree in 1963 and later graduated from the University of Mississippi Law School with his juris doctor degree in 1966. 
Barbour spent his entire pre-judicial legal career as a private practice attorney licensed in the State of Mississippi from 1966 to 1983 and in addition to his private practice work served as a Youth counselor for the Yazoo City Court on a part-time basis from 1971 to 1982.
Southern District of Mississippi
On the recommendation of Mississippi U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, Barbour was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on March 15, 1983 to a seat vacated by William Cox as Cox assumed Senior Status. Barbour was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 21, 1983 on a Senate vote and received commission on April 25, 1983. Barbour served as the chief judge of the court from 1989 to 1996 before later assuming senior status on February 4, 2006. Barbour was succeeded in this position by Carlton W. Reeves.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Southern District of Mississippi
Carlton W. Reeves
|Magistrate judges||Linda Anderson • Michael Parker • Robert Walker • John Roper • Keith Ball •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|