Algernon Lee Butler

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Algernon Lee Butler
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
In office
August 2, 1975 – September 5, 1978
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
In office
1961–1975
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byJohn Davis Larkins Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
In office
August 31, 1959 – August 2, 1975
Appointed byDwight D. Eisenhwoer
Preceded byDonnell Gilliam
Succeeded bySeat abolished
Personal details
Born
Algernon Lee Butler

(1905-08-02)August 2, 1905
Clinton, North Carolina
DiedSeptember 5, 1978(1978-09-05) (aged 73)
EducationUniversity of North Carolina School of Law
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Algernon Lee Butler (August 2, 1905 – September 5, 1978) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Clinton, North Carolina, Butler attended the University of North Carolina School of Law, and read law in 1928 to enter the bar. He entered private practice in Clinton in 1928, and was a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives in 1931, and a county attorney of Sampson County, North Carolina from 1938 to 1951.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On July 28, 1959, Butler was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina vacated by Judge Donnell Gilliam. Butler was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 28, 1959, and received his commission on August 31, 1959. He served as Chief Judge from 1961 to 1975, assuming senior status on August 2, 1975, and serving in that capacity until his death on September 5, 1978.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Donnell Gilliam
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
1959–1975
Succeeded by
Seat abolished
Preceded by
Office established
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
1961–1975
Succeeded by
John Davis Larkins Jr.