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William Barbour

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William Barbour
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #2
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   04/25/1983 - 02/03/2006
Chief:   1989 - 1996
Senior:   02/04/2006 - Present
Preceded by:   William Cox
Succeeded by:   Carlton W. Reeves
Personal History
Born:   1941
Hometown:   Yazoo City, MS
Undergraduate:   Princeton, B.A., 1963
Law School:   University of Mississippi Law, J.D., 1966

William Henry Barbour, Jr. is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. He joined the court in 1983 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Barbour is a judge serving on senior status.[1]

Early life and education

Barbour graduated from Princeton University with his bachelor's degree in 1963 and later graduated from the University of Mississippi Law School with his juris doctor degree in 1966.[1]

Professional career

Barbour spent his entire pre-judicial legal career as a private practice attorney licensed in the State of Mississippi from 1966 to 1983 and in addition to his private practice work served as a Youth counselor for the Yazoo City Court on a part-time basis from 1971 to 1982.[1]

Judicial career

Southern District of Mississippi

On the recommendation of Mississippi U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, Barbour was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on March 15, 1983 to a seat vacated by William Cox as Cox assumed Senior Status. Barbour was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 21, 1983 on a Senate vote and received commission on April 25, 1983. Barbour served as the chief judge of the court from 1989 to 1996 before later assuming senior status on February 4, 2006.[1] Barbour was succeeded in this position by Carlton W. Reeves.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
William Cox
Southern District of Mississippi
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
Carlton W. Reeves

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