Born 1940 in Charlotte, NC
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on February 20, 1990, to a seat vacated by James B. McMillan. Confirmed by the Senate on September 10, 1990, and received commission on September 11, 1990. Served as chief judge, 1998-2005. Assumed senior status on December 1, 2005.
Duke University, B.A., 1962
Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1969
U.S. Navy lieutenant, 1962-1966
Private practice, Gastonia, North Carolina, 1969-1990