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Lyonel Thomas Senter

Biography of Lyonel Thomas Senter Jr.

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Senter
  • First Name: Lyonel
  • Middle Name: Thomas
  • Generational Suffix: Jr.
  • Date of Birth: July , 30 , 1933
  • Place of Birth (POB): Fulton , Mississippi (US-MS, MS, 28, MI, Miss.)
  • Date of Death: May , 18 , 2011
  • Place of Death (POD): Tupelo , Mississippi (US-MS, MS, 28, MI, Miss.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Lyonel Thomas Senter Jr. Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
  • 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): 10/11/1979
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Qualified
  • Seat vacated by: Smith , Orma R.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 10/11/1979
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 12/20/1979
  • Senate voice vote?: No
  • Senate vote Yes/No: 43/25
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 12/20/1979
  • Commission Date: 12/21/1979
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1982
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 1998
  • Retirement from Active Service: 07/30/1998
  • Date of Termination: 05/18/2011
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Lyonel Thomas Senter Jr. in the Law School

  • Name of School: Mississippi Southern College (now University of Southern Mississippi)
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1956

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): University of Mississippi School of Law
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1959

Third Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): National Judicial College

Lyonel Thomas Senter Jr. Career Path


  • Private practice, Aberdeen, Mississippi, 1959-1968
  • County prosecutor, Monroe County, Mississippi, 1960-1963
  • Commissioner, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi, 1966-1968
  • Judge, Mississippi Circuit Court, First Judicial District, 1968-1979


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