On May 31, 1974, D. Dortch Warriner, an attorney from Emporia, Virginia, took the oath of office as a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia. That solemn and auspicious occasion, which took place before the bench of the Circuit Court of Brunswick County, Virginia, was the genesis of twelve exciting and contributing years not only for Judge Warriner but for those of us, like myself, who came to know, admire, respect and love him.
Robert R. Merhige Jr.,
A Tribute to D. Dortch Warriner,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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