Richard Cannon Erwin

Personal

Birthday: 
8/23/1923
Birthplace: 
Marion, NC
Date of Death: 
11/7/2006
Place of Death: 
Winston-Salem, NC
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army sergeant, 1943-1946
Private practice, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1951-1977
State representative, North Carolina, 1974-1977
Judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals, 1978-1980

Education

Name of School: 
Johnson C. Smith University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1947
Name of School - Second: 

Howard University School of Law

Consistent with providing the professional leadership necessary to advocate and defend the rights of all, but particularly of African-Americans and other minorities, it is the Law School's mission to: Educate and enable students to develop their highest capabilities and skills as lawyers; Engage as an institution in the active pursuit of solutions to domestic and international legal, social, economic and political problems that are of particular concern to minority groups; and Imbue its students with dedication to excellence and commitment to the solutions to those problems.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1951

Judicial Career

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

North Carolina Middle District Court

President Nominating: 
Jimmy Carter
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
9/30/1980
Retirement from Active Service: 
9/22/1992
Termination Date: 
11/7/2006
Termination Reason: 
Death
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