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Algernon Butler
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Service:
Appointed by:   Dwight Eisenhower
Active:   8/31/1959 - 8/2/1975
Chief:   1961 - 1975
Senior:   8/2/1975 - 9/5/1978
Preceded by:   Donnell Gilliam
Succeeded by:   Closed Seat
Personal History
Born:   August 2, 1905
Hometown:   Clinton, NC
Deceased:   September 5, 1978
Law School:   Read law, 1928

Algernon Lee Butler (1905-1978) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.[1]

Butler was nominated by President Dwight Eisenhower on July 28, 1959, to a seat vacated by Donnell Gilliam; he was confirmed by the Senate on August 28, 1959, and received his commission on August 31st. He served as chief judge from 1961 until assuming senior status on August 2, 1975. He served until his death on September 5, 1978.[1]

Early life and education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Read law, 1928[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, Clinton, North Carolina, 1928-
  • Member, North Carolina General Assembly, 1931
  • Sampson County attorney, Sampson County, North Carolina, 1938-1951[1]

Judicial career

Eastern District of North Carolina

Butler was nominated by President Dwight Eisenhower on July 28, 1959, to a seat vacated by Donnell Gilliam; he was confirmed by the Senate on August 28, 1959, and received his commission on August 31st. He served as chief judge from 1961 until assuming senior status on August 2, 1975. He served until his death on September 5, 1978.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Donnell Gilliam
Eastern District of North Carolina
1959–1975
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
Closed Seat