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Charles Butler

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Charles Butler
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #2
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   10/17/1988 - 3/28/2005
Chief:   1994 - 2003
Senior:   3/28/2005 - Present
Preceded by:   Emmett Cox
Succeeded by:   Kristi DuBose
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Washington and Lee University, B.A., 1962
Law School:   University of Alabama School of Law, LL.B., 1966

Charles Randolph Butler, Jr. is a judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama. He joined the court in 1988 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Butler is currently serving on senior status.[1]

Early life and education

Butler graduated from the Washington and Lee University with his bachelor's degree in 1962 and his law degree from Alabama Law School in 1966.[1]

Military service

From 1962 to 1964, Butler served as a US Army Lieutenant in the 8th Artillery-7th Howitzer Battalion from 1962 to 1964 at the beginning of the Vietnam conflict.[1]

Professional career

Judicial career

Southern District of Alabama

Butler was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on April 28, 1988, to a seat vacated by Judge Emmett Cox. Butler was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 14, 1988, on a Senate vote and received commission on October 17, 1988. Butler served as the chief judge of the court from 1994 to 2003 before later assuming senior status on March 28, 2005.[1] Butler was succeeded in this position by Judge Kristi DuBose.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Emmett Cox
Southern District of Alabama
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
Kristi DuBose