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U.S. Marshals Service

Middle District of Alabama

History

The Middle District of Alabama was established on February 06, 1839.  In 1893, the Middle District was given separate Marshals status by the Act of March 03, 1893.  The following is a listing of former United States Marshals for the Middle District of Alabama.

MARSHAL DATE VICE
Tisdale, William H. May 26, 1893 (R) 
August 22, 1893 (S)
Original Appointment
Bryan, Leander J. September 17, 1897 (R)
January 31, 1898 (S)
January 13, 1902 (S)
Tisdale (Term Expired)
Judkins, James H. December 12, 1905 (C) Bryan (Term Expired)
Walker, Benjamin E. January 31, 1910 (C) Judkins (Term Expired)
Cain, McDuffie June 08, 1914 (C)
July 06, 1918 (C)
Walker (Resigned);
Walker , William R. (Declined Appointment)
Smith, Douglas December 01, 1923 (R)
February 08, 1924 (C)
March 01, 1928 (C)
March 02, 1932 (C)
Cain (Term Expired)
Smith, Walter Bragg April 03, 1935 (C)
July 31, 1939 (C)
October 01, 1943 (C)
Smith, D. (Removed)
Ellis, Benjamin F. December 31, 1947 (R)
February 28, 1948 (C)
June 11, 1952 (C)
Smith, W.B. (Term Expired)
Prescott, Charles Swann August 04, 1954 (C)
July 01, 1958 (C)
Ellis (Removed)
Parker, William M., Jr. May 23, 1961 (C)
July 01, 1965 (C)
Prescott (Separated)
Lunsford, James T July 25, 1969 (C.A.)
November 05, 1969 (C)
November 20, 1973 (C)
Parker (Resigned)
Lewis, Rufus A. December 18, 1977 Lunsford (Retired)
Jones, Melvin E. October 07, 1981 (C)
February 06, 1986 (C)
Lewis (Term Expired)
Hudson, James W. January 01, 1989 (Acting) Jones (Retired)
Hickey, Lonnie R. February 01, 1989 (A.G.)
Bamberg, Walter February 09, 1990 (C) Hickey (Reassigned)
Fisher, Gerald P. November 02, 1993 (A.G.) Bamberg (Resigned)
Cauthen, Florence M. June 09, 1994 (C) Fisher
Seroyer, Jr., Jesse March 13, 2002 (C) Cauthen
Baylor, Arthur September 9, 2010 (C) Seroyer

The following translation of abbreviations applies to the list:
        "R" - Recess appointment date
        "S" - Senate Confirmation date (used from 1789-1903)
        "C" - Commission date (used from 1903 to present)
        "C.A." - Court Appointment date
        "A.G." - Attorney General appointment date

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