William Earl Britt

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William Earl Britt (born 1932) is a United States federal judge.

Britt was born in McDonald, North Carolina. He is the younger brother of David M. Britt. He received a B.S. from Wake Forest University in 1956 and an LL.B. from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1958. He was in the United States Army (SP-4) from 1953 to 1955. He was a law clerk for the Hon. Emery B. Denny of the North Carolina Supreme Court from 1958 to 1959. He was in private practice of law in Fairmont and Lumberton, North Carolina from 1959 to 1980.

Britt was a federal judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Britt was nominated by President Jimmy Carter on April 14, 1980, to a seat vacated by John D. Larkins, Jr. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 21, 1980, and received his commission on May 23, 1980. He served as chief judge, 1983-1990. Britt assumed senior status on December 7, 1997.