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Alfred Dillinoham Land Edit Profile

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Alfred Dillinoham Land, American judge.

Background

Land, Alfred Dillinoham was born on January 15, 1842 in Holmes County, Mississippi, United States. Son of Thomas Thompson and Mary Eliza (Dillingham) Land.

Education

Student Centenary College, Jackson, Louisiana, 1855-1857, University of Virginia, 1857-1859. Bachelor of Laws, University of Louisiana, 1861.

Career

Sergt. Company H, 7th Louisiana Infantry, in Virginia, private Company A, 28th Mississippi Cavalry, and in Harvey’s Scouts, C.S.A., 1861-1865. Admitted to bar, 1865. Practiced at Shreveport, Louisiana, 1867-1894.

Judge District Court, 1894-1903. Appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Louisiana, October 1903. Elected to succeed himself, November 1912.

Connections

Married Sarah Virginia Lister, November 11, 1869 (deceased).

father:
Thomas Thompson Land

mother:
Mary Eliza (Dillingham) Land

spouse:
Sarah Virginia Lister