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Berry Avant Edenfield

Biography of Berry Avant Edenfield

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Edenfield
  • First Name: Berry
  • Middle Name: Avant
  • Date of Birth: August , 2 , 1934
  • Place of Birth (POB): Bulloch County , Georgia (US-GA, GA, 13, Ga.)
  • Date of Death: May , 9 , 2015
  • Place of Death (POD): Savannah , Georgia (US-GA, GA, 13, Ga.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Berry Avant Edenfield Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Southern District of Georgia
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Jimmy Carter ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 09/27/1978
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Qualified
  • Seat vacated by: Lawrence , Alexander A.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 09/27/1978
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 10/04/1978
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 10/10/1978
  • Commission Date: 10/11/1978
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1990
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 1997
  • Retirement from Active Service: 08/02/2006
  • Date of Termination: 05/09/2015
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Berry Avant Edenfield in the Law School

  • Name of School: University of Georgia
  • Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Law Degree Year: 1956

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): University of Georgia School of Law
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1958

Berry Avant Edenfield Career Path


  • Georgia Army National Guard, 1957-1963
  • Private practice, Statesboro, Georgia, 1958-1978
  • State senator, Georgia, 1965-1966


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