John Ashton MacKenzie

Personal

Birthday: 
9/17/1917
Birthplace: 
Portsmouth, VA
Date of Death: 
1/1/2010
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Portsmouth, Virginia, 1939-1967
U.S. Coast Guard, 1941-1946
Associate judge, Portsmouth [Virginia] Municipal Court, 1952-1962
State delegate, Virginia, 1954-1958

Education

Name of School: 

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: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1939

Judicial Career

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

Virginia Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
Lyndon B. Johnson
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
8/25/1967
Retirement from Active Service: 
11/30/1985
Termination Date: 
1/30/1998
Termination Reason: 
Retirement
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