Franklin Taylor Dupree Jr.
Franklin Taylor Dupree Jr. (October 8, 1913 – December 17, 1995) was a United States federal judge. He is probably best known as the judge who presided over the murder trial of the U.S. Army officer Jeffrey MacDonald.
Born in Angier, North Carolina, Dupree received an A.B. from the University of North Carolina in 1933 and an LL.B. from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1936. He was in private practice in Angier and Raleigh, North Carolina from 1936 to 1943. He then served in the United States Naval Reserve during World War II, from 1943 to 1946, achieving the rank of Lieutenant. He returned to his private practice in Raleigh from 1946 to 1971.
On November 30, 1970, Dupree was nominated by President Richard Nixon to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina created by 84 Stat. 294. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 11, 1970, and received his commission on December 12, 1970. He served as chief judge from 1979 to 1983, assuming senior status on December 31, 1983. Dupree served in that capacity until his death, in 1995, in Raleigh.
- Franklin Taylor Dupree Jr. at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina