Born 1947 in Tuskegee Institute, AL
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on September 17, 1980, to a seat vacated by Frank M. Johnson, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on September 26, 1980, and received commission on September 29, 1980. Served as chief judge, 1991-1998. Assumed senior status on August 22, 2013.
Yale University, B.A., 1969
Yale Law School, J.D., 1972
Assistant attorney general, State of Alabama, 1972-1974
Private practice, Montgomery, Alabama, 1974-1980