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Name Turk, James Clinton
City Roanoke
State VA
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:

Turk, James Clinton
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Turk, James Clinton
Born May 3, 1923, in Roanoke County, VA
Died July 6, 2014, in Radford, VA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on September 25, 1972, to a seat vacated by H. Emory Widener, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on October 12, 1972, and received commission on October 17, 1972. Served as chief judge, 1973-1993. Assumed senior status on November 1, 2002. Service terminated on July 6, 2014, due to death.

Education:
Roanoke College, A.B., 1949
Washington and Lee University School of Law, LL.B., 1952

Professional Career:
U.S. Army staff sergeant, 1943-1946
Private practice, Radford, Virginia, 1952-1972
State senator, Virginia, 1959-1972; minority leader, 1965-1972
Research Collections

compress summary

Case(s) CJ-VA-0001 : Reid v. Johnson
FH-VA-0004 : National Fair Housing Alliance v. HHHunt Corporation
IM-VA-0001 : Commonwealth of Puerto Rico v. Alfred L. Snapp & Sons, Inc.
PC-VA-0006 : De'Lonta v. Angelone


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