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Charles B. Fulton

Charles B. Fulton
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
In office
June 30, 1978 – May 15, 1996
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
In office
1966–1977
Preceded byDavid W. Dyer
Succeeded byC. Clyde Atkins
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
In office
April 26, 1963 – June 30, 1978
Appointed byJohn F. Kennedy
Preceded bySeat established by 75 Stat. 80
Succeeded byJose Alejandro Gonzalez Jr.
Personal details
Born
Charles Britton Fulton

(1910-05-12)May 12, 1910
Fallon, Nevada
DiedMay 15, 1996(1996-05-15) (aged 86)
West Palm Beach, Florida
EducationFredric G. Levin College of Law (LL.B.)

Charles Britton Fulton (May 12, 1910 – May 15, 1996) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Education and career

Born in Fallon, Nevada Fulton received a Bachelor of Laws from the Fredric G. Levin College of Law at the University of Florida in 1935. He was in private practice of law in West Palm Beach, Florida from 1935 to 1963. He was an assistant state attorney general of Florida in 1942. He was in the United States Naval Reserve from 1942 to 1946. He was General Counsel of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of Palm Beach District from 1950 to 1963. He was President, Chairman of the Board and General Counsel for Home Federal Savings and Loan Association of Palm Beach, Florida from 1958 to 1963.[1]

Federal judicial service

Fulton was nominated by President John F. Kennedy on April 4, 1963, to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, to a new seat created by 75 Stat. 80. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 24, 1963, and received his commission on April 26, 1963. He served as Chief Judge from 1966 to 1977. He assumed senior status on June 30, 1978. His service was terminated on May 15, 1996, due to his death in West Palm Beach.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 75 Stat. 80
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
1963–1978
Succeeded by
Jose Alejandro Gonzalez Jr.
Preceded by
David W. Dyer
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
1966–1977
Succeeded by
C. Clyde Atkins