John Davis Larkins Jr.

Personal

Birthday: 
6/8/1909
Birthplace: 
Morristown, TN
Date of Death: 
2/16/1990
Place of Death: 
Kinston, NC
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Trenton, North Carolina, 1930-1961
U.S. Army, 1945
Conciliation commissioner in bankruptcy, Eastern District of North Carolina, 1930
State senator, North Carolina, 1936-1954; president pro tem, 1941-1943
Liaison officer, legislative counsel to Gov. Luther H. Hodges, North Carolina, 1955

Education

Name of School: 
Wake Forest College
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1929
Name of School - Second: 

Wake Forest University School of Law

Our school seeks to prepare our students for the practice of law in the United States. Some of our graduates will use their legal educations for important purposes other than law practice, but we recognize that each graduate may be admitted to the bar in any of the 50 states. We, therefore, have a responsibility to provide our students with a foundation of legal knowledge and skill upon which they can build lives of service within the legal profession. We must attempt to instill in every student a respect for the rule of law, a devotion to the ideal of public service, and a commitment to basic professional values: honesty, diligence, competence, intelligence, and civility.

Name of School - Third: 
Read law
Degree Year - Third: 
1930

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
Court Name: 

North Carolina Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
John F. Kennedy
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
8/21/1961
Retirement from Active Service: 
6/8/1979
Termination Date: 
2/16/1990
Termination Reason: 
Death
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