Alfred Dickinson Barksdale

Personal

Birthday: 
7/17/1892
Birthplace: 
Houston (now Halifax), VA
Date of Death: 
8/16/1972
Place of Death: 
Lynchburg, VA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1915-1916, 1922-1938
U.S. Army, 1916-1922
Judge, Virginia Circuit Court, Sixth Judicial Circuit, 1938-1940

Education

Name of School: 
Virginia Military Institute
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1911
Name of School - Second: 

University of Virginia School of Law

Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. Intellectual challenges are met in a spirit of cooperation. Small first-year sections promote individual inquiry while providing support and friendship. Students learn together, reading each other's work and freely sharing course outlines and other materials, confidently relying on the nation's oldest student-run Honor System to maintain the highest ethical standards.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1915

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
Court Name: 

Virginia Western District Court

President Nominating: 
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
2/5/1940
Retirement from Active Service: 
8/1/1957
Termination Date: 
8/16/1972
Termination Reason: 
Death
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