Anniston attorney Mannon G. Bankson, Jr. was appointed as the Calhoun County District Judge Wednesday by Gov. Robert Bentley.
Bankson is filling a vacancy on the bench left by Judge Gus Colvin, who retired in December.
An active member of the Calhoun County community, Bankson served as the president of the Oxford Rotary club, and is a past chairman of the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce.
He graduated from the University of Arkansas and received his law degree from the Birmingham School of Law in 1984. From 2007 to 2009, he served as Circuit Judge for the Alabama 7th Judicial Distrct. Bankson worked for the Administrative Office of the Courts where he was a drug court referee, and developed dependency drug courts in surrounding counties.
“[Bankson] bring a wealth of business and law experience and sound judgment to the Court, and I believe he will be an asset to the Calhoun County District Court,” Bentley said in a release.