HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Northern District of Alabama United States District Judge is set to retire from active service after serving for more than 16 years.
C. Lynwood Smith Jr. announced his retirement on Friday. Smith will retire from regular service on August 31.
Smith remained in service as a district judge for more than three-and-a-half years past the date he was eligible to retire. He will assume senior status and continue to perform substantial judicial duties.
“It has been an honor to serve the citizens of Alabama and our Nation as a state and federal judge for 32 years. I shall always be enormously grateful to President William Jefferson Clinton for the confidence implicit in his nomination of me, and to the late Senator Howell T. Heflin and Alabama’s present Senior Senator, Richard C. Shelby, for their support of my nomination. I sincerely hope that my service record justifies their trust,” said Smith in his official retirement letter.