History of the Federal Judiciary


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Bastian, Walter Maximillian
Born November 16, 1891, in Washington, DC
Died March 12, 1975

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Received a recess appointment from Harry S Truman on October 23, 1950, to a seat vacated by Thomas Jennings Bailey; nominated to the same position by Harry S Truman on November 27, 1950. Confirmed by the Senate on December 14, 1950, and received commission on December 22, 1950. Service terminated on December 15, 1954, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Received a recess appointment from Dwight D. Eisenhower on September 20, 1954, to a seat vacated by Bennett Champ Clark; nominated to the same position by Dwight D. Eisenhower on November 8, 1954. Confirmed by the Senate on December 2, 1954, and received commission on December 3, 1954. Assumed senior status on March 16, 1965. Service terminated on March 12, 1975, due to death.

Education:
Georgetown College Law School (now Georgetown University Law Center), LL.B., 1913

Professional Career:
U.S. Army first lieutenant, Chemical Warfare Service, World War I
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1915-1950
Lecturer, National University School of Law, 1918-1948
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