Donnell Gilliam

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Donnell Gilliam
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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:   Harry Truman
Active:   5/18/1945 - 3/15/1959
Senior:   3/16/1959 - 3/6/1960
Preceded by:   Isaac Melson Meekins
Succeeded by:   Algernon Butler
Personal History
Born:   1889
Deceased:   1960
Undergraduate:   University of North Carolina (1909)
Law School:   University of North Carolina School of Law (1910)



Donnell Gilliam (1889-1960) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.[1]

Gilliam was nominated by President Harry Truman on May 3, 1945, to a seat vacated by Isaac Melson Meekins; he was confirmed by the Senate on May 15, 1945, and received commission May 18th. He assumed senior status on March 16, 1959, and served in that capacity until his death on March 6, 1960.[1] Gilliam was succeeded in this position by Algernon Butler.

Early life and education

  • University of North Carolina, B.A., 1909
  • University of North Carolina School of Law, LL.B., 1910[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, Tarboro, North Carolina, 1923-1945
  • State district solicitor, 1923-1945[1]

Judicial career

Eastern District of North Carolina

Gilliam was nominated by President Harry Truman on May 3, 1945, to a seat vacated by Isaac Melson Meekins; he was confirmed by the Senate on May 15, 1945, and received commission May 18th. He assumed senior status on March 16, 1959, and served in that capacity until his death on March 6, 1960.[1] Gilliam was succeeded in this position by Algernon Butler.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Isaac Melson Meekins
Eastern District of North Carolina
1945–1959
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
Algernon Butler