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LL.B., 1958, University of Georgia School of Law
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia 1978-2006

Artist: Dean LaMae Paules (1931-2014)
Donor: Lawyers and private contributors statewide
Location: Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom


In 1978, after twenty years practicing law in Statesboro, Edenfield was appointed to the federal bench by President Jimmy Carter. He also served in the Georgia Senate from 1964-1966. In 2008, Edenfield received the Distinguished Service Scroll Award, the law school alumni association’s highest honor.

The portrait was presented to the U.S. District Court in 2004 and hung in the courtroom formerly used by Edenfield, before being donated to Georgia Law. The school has established the B. Avant Edenfield Jurist in Residence program thanks to the support of Allen W. Yee (J.D. '03), a senior attorney with the Coca-Cola Co. and a former clerk of Edenfield.

Last action: 07-2019 SB

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