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John Larkins
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #2
Service:
Appointed by:   John F. Kennedy
Active:   8/21/1961 - 6/8/1979
Chief:   1975 - 1979
Senior:   6/8/1979 - 2/16/1990
Preceded by:   75 Stat. 80
Succeeded by:   Earl Britt
Personal History
Born:   June 8, 1909
Hometown:   Morristown, TN
Deceased:   February 16, 1990
Undergraduate:   Wake Forest U., B.A., 1929
Law School:   Read law, 1930
Military service:   U.S. Army, 1945

John Davis Larkins, Jr. (1909-1990) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.[1]

Larkins was nominated by President John F. Kennedy on August 8, 1961, to a new seat created by 75 Stat. 80; he was confirmed by the Senate on August 21, 1961, and received his commission that same day. He served as chief judge from 1975 until he assumed senior status on June 8, 1979. He served until his death on February 16, 1990.[1]

Early life and education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law
  • Wake Forest University, B.A., 1929
  • Read law, 1930[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, Trenton, North Carolina, 1930-1961
  • U.S. Army, 1945
  • Conciliation Commissioner in Bankruptcy, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 1930
  • Member, North Carolina State Senate, 1936-1954
  • President pro tempore, 1941-1943
  • Liaison officer, Legislative Counsel to North Carolina State Governor, 1955[1]

Judicial career

Eastern District of North Carolina

Larkins was nominated by President John F. Kennedy on August 8, 1961, to a new seat created by 75 Stat. 80; he was confirmed by the Senate on August 21, 1961, and received his commission that same day. He served as chief judge from 1975 until he assumed senior status on June 8, 1979. He served until his death on February 16, 1990.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA-New Seat
Eastern District of North Carolina
1961–1979
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
Earl Britt