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Name Dawkins, Benjamin Cornwell Jr.
City Monroe
State LA
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Dawkins, Benjamin Cornwell Jr.
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Dawkins, Benjamin Cornwell Jr.
Born August 6, 1911, in Monroe, LA
Died August 31, 1984, in Shreveport, LA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on July 21, 1953, to a seat vacated by Benjamin C. Dawkins, Sr.. Confirmed by the Senate on July 31, 1953, and received commission on August 3, 1953. Served as chief judge, 1953-1973. Assumed senior status due to certified disability on August 6, 1973. Service terminated on August 31, 1984, due to death.

Education:
Tulane University, B.A., 1932
Louisiana State University Law School, LL.B., 1934

Professional Career:
Private practice, Monroe, Louisiana, 1934-1935
Private practice, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1935-1953
U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant commander, 1942-1945

Oral History

compress summary

Case(s) SD-LA-0005 : Andrews v. City of Monroe (La.)


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