James Clinton Turk

Personal

Birthday: 
5/3/1923
Birthplace: 
Roanoke County, VA
Date of Death: 
7/6/2014
Place of Death: 
Radford, VA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

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

Education

Name of School: 
Roanoke College
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1949
Name of School - Second: 

Washington and Lee University School of Law

Washington and Lee University's School of Law was one of just 12 of the nation's top 30 law schools to post black enrollment gains over the past decade, and one of four with gains exceeding 15 percent, with an increase of 33% from 1997 to 2006.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1952

Judicial Career

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

Virginia Western District Court

President Nominating: 
Richard M. Nixon
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
10/17/1972
Retirement from Active Service: 
11/1/2002
Termination Date: 
7/6/2014
Termination Reason: 
Death
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