James Randolph Spencer

Personal

Birthday: 
1949
Birthplace: 
Florence, SC
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army captain, JAG Corps, 1975-1978
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Columbia, 1978-1983
U.S. Army Reserve military judge, 1981-1986
Assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Virginia, 1983-1986
Adjunct professor of law, University of Virginia, 1987-

Education

Name of School: 
Clark College (now Clark Atlanta University)
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1971
Name of School - Second: 

Harvard Law School

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Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1974
Name of School - Third: 
Howard University
Degree - Third: 
M.Div.
Degree Year - Third: 
1985

Judicial Career

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

Virginia Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
Ronald Reagan
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
10/14/1986
Retirement from Active Service: 
3/25/2014
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