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James Beaty

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James Beaty
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Station:   Winston-Salem, NC
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   10/11/1994-6/30/2014
Chief:   2006-10/31/2012
Senior:   6/30/2014-Present
Preceded by:   Richard Erwin
Past post:   Forsyth County Superior Court, Superior Court Judge
Past term:   1981-1994
Personal History
Born:   1949
Hometown:   Whitmire, SC
Undergraduate:   Western Carolina U., 1971
Law School:   University of North Carolina Law, 1974

James A. Beaty, Jr. is an Article III federal judge on senior status for the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. He joined the court in 1994 after being nominated by President Bill Clinton. Beaty was the Chief Judge of the court from 2006 to October 31, 2012.[1] Beaty assumed senior status on June 30, 2014, after 19 years of service.[2]

Early life and education

Born in Whitmire, South Carolina, Beaty graduated from Western Carolina University with his bachelor's degree in 1971 and later from the University of North Carolina School of Law in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with a Juris Doctor degree in 1974.[2]

Professional career

From 1974 to 1981, Beaty entered private practice in the State of North Carolina before becoming a Superior Court Judge in the Forsyth County Superior Court from 1981 to 1994.[2]

Judicial career

Middle District of North Carolina

Beaty was nominated to the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina by President Bill Clinton on August 25, 1994 to a seat vacated by Richard Erwin. Beaty was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 7, 1994, on a voice vote and received commission on October 11, 1994. Beaty has served as the Chief Judge of the Court since 2006.[3] Beaty assumed senior status on June 30, 2014.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Richard Erwin
Middle District of North Carolina
1994–Current
Seat #3
Succeeded by:
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