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James Gooden Exum,, state supreme court chief justice. Bar: North Carolina 1960. Recipient William R. Davie award University North Carolina, 1990, Distinguished Alumnus award, 1991, Alumni Achievement award New York University, 1992.


Exum,, James Gooden was born on September 14, 1935 in Snow Hill, North Carolina, United States. Son of James Gooden and Mary Wall (Bost) Exum.


Bachelor, University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1957. Bachelor of Laws, New York University, 1960.


Law clerk to, Justice Emery Denny, North Carolina Supreme Court, 1960-1961;associate firm, Smith, Moore, Smith, Schell & Hunter, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1961-1967;resident judge, Superior Court, 1967-1974;associate justice, North Carolina Supreme Court, Raleigh, 1975-1986;chief justice, North Carolina Supreme Court, Raleigh, since 1986. Member adjunct faculty Law School U. North Carolina, 1978-1985.


Republican North Carolina General Assembly, 1967. Served to captain United States Army Reserve, 1963-1967. Member American Bar Association (council criminal justice section 1981-1985, chairman criminal justice standards committee 1990-1993, member house of deals since 1994), North Carolina Bar Association (member committee on alternative dispute resolution 1985-1987, appellate rules 1985-1987), University North Carolina Alumni Association (president 1987-1988, Distinguished Service award 1991), Raleigh Racquet Club, Cardinal Club, Sherwood Racquet and Swim Club, Watauga Club.


Married Judith McNeill Jamison, June 29, 1963. Children– James Gooden, Steven Jamison, Mary March Williams.