John Decker Butzner Jr.

Personal

Birthday: 
10/2/1917
Birthplace: 
Scranton, PA
Date of Death: 
1/20/2006
Place of Death: 
Richmond, VA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1941-1942, 1946-1958
U.S. Air Force staff sergeant, Weather Service, 1942-1945
Associate judge, Virginia Circuit Court, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, 1958-1960
Judge, Virginia Circuit Court, Thirty-Ninth Judicial Circuit, 1960-1962

Education

Name of School: 
University of Scranton
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1938
Name of School - Second: 

University of Virginia School of Law

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Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1941

Judicial Career

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

Virginia Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
John F. Kennedy
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
6/20/1962
Termination Date: 
8/1/1967
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Second: 
7/31/1967
Retirement from Active Service - Second: 
11/1/1982
Termination Date - Second: 
1/20/2006
Termination Reason - Second: 
Death
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