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Patricia Stanford Love

Patricia Stanford Love was American judge. Bar: North Carolina 1978. Recipient North Carolina Service award, Chi Omega, 1994; fellow, Richard Joshua Reynolds, 1970.


  • Love, Patricia Stanford was born on June 9, 1928 in Dunn, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of Lewis Knox and Florence Hibbette (Cooper) Denning.

  • Education

    • Student, Sweet Briar College, 1946—1948. Bachelor of Arts North Carolina, 1950. Master of Arts, 1966.

      Juris Doctor, 1978.


    • Teacher Chapel Hill (North Carolina) Carrboro Schools, 1963—1969, counselor, 1969—1973. Private practice Chapel Hill, 1978—1981. Member North Carolina General Assembly, 1972—1981.

      District court judge 15B Judicial District, Hillsborough, North Carolina, 1981—1989. Chief district judge, 1989—1994. President Junior Service League, 1960.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: North Carolina 1978.


    • Co-author (with Hugh Lefler): North Carolina History, Geography and Government, 1970.


    Former elder University Presbyterian Church. Master: Susie Sharp Inns of Court. Member: North Carolina Counts Commission, North Carolina Association Women Attorneys (Gwyneth B. Davis award 1992), North Carolina Academy Trial Lawyers, North Carolina State Bar Association, Conference District Judges (vice president 1990-1991, president 1992).


    • Married Donald M. Stanford, June 30, 1949 (deceased May 1970). Children: Donald M., Randolph Lewis, Charles Ashley, James Cooper. Married Thomas M. Hunt, June 17, 1972 (deceased March 1989).

      Married George C. Love, April 18, 1992.
    • father: Lewis Knox Denning
    • mother: Florence Hibbette (Cooper) Denning
    • spouses: Donald M. Stanford
    • Thomas M. Hunt
    • George C. Love
    • children: Donald M. Love
    • Randolph Lewis Love
    • Charles Ashley Love
    • James Cooper Love
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