History of the Federal Judiciary


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Lindley, Walter C.
Born July 12, 1880, in Neoga, IL
Died January 3, 1958

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Illinois
Nominated by Warren G. Harding on September 20, 1922, to a new seat authorized by 42 Stat. 837. Confirmed by the Senate on September 22, 1922, and received commission on September 22, 1922. Service terminated on October 23, 1949, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Nominated by Harry S Truman on September 15, 1949, to a seat vacated by Sherman Minton. Confirmed by the Senate on October 12, 1949, and received commission on October 13, 1949. Service terminated on January 3, 1958, due to death.

Education:
University of Illinois, A.B.
University of Illinois College of Law, LL.B., 1904
University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1910

Professional Career:
Private practice, Danville, Illinois, 1904-1922
Master in chancery, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Illinois, 1912-1918
Member, Vermillion County [Illinois] Board of Supervisors, 1916-1920

 

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