Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr.

Personal

Birthday: 
5/11/1938
Birthplace: 
Miami, FL
Date of Death: 
6/9/2003
Place of Death: 
Miami, FL
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army lieutenant, 1960-1964
U.S. Army Reserve captain, 1964-1968
Staff attorney, Legal Services of Greater Miami, Florida, 1968-1970
Private practice, Miami, Florida, 1970-1973
Staff attorney, Dade County [Florida] School Board, 1972-1973
Judge, Industrial Claims Court, 1973-1977
Judge, Circuit Court of Florida, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, 1977-1981
Judge, Florida District Court of Appeal, 1981-1993

Education

Name of School: 
Florida A&M University
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1960
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: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1968

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Court Name: 

Florida Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
William J. Clinton
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
11/22/1993
Termination Date: 
6/9/2003
Termination Reason: 
Death
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