History of the Federal Judiciary

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Beatty, William Louis
Born September 4, 1925, in Mendota, IL
Died July 22, 2001, in Edwardsville, IL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on July 31, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 93 Stat. 6. Confirmed by the Senate on October 4, 1979, and received commission on October 5, 1979. Assumed senior status on November 9, 1992. Service terminated on July 22, 2001, due to death.

St. Louis University School of Law, LL.B., 1950

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1943-1946
Private practice, Granite City, Illinois, 1950-1968
Judge, Illinois Circuit Court, Third Judicial Circuit, 1968-1979


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