History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
McRae, William Allan Jr.
Born September 25, 1909, in Marianna, FL
Died January 27, 1973

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on February 20, 1961, to a seat vacated by William J. Barker. Confirmed by the Senate on March 3, 1961, and received commission on March 8, 1961. Service terminated on October 29, 1962, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Reassigned on October 29, 1962, to a new seat authorized by 76 Stat. 247. Served as chief judge, 1971-1973. Service terminated on January 27, 1973, due to death.

University of Florida, A.B., 1932
University of Oxford, B.A., 1933
University of Florida College of Law, J.D., 1933
University of Oxford, B.Litt., 1936

Professional Career:
Private practice, Jacksonville, Florida, 1936-1940
Professor of law, University of Florida, 1940-1941
U.S. Army colonel, Air Corps, 1942-1945
Private practice, Bartow, Florida, 1946-1961
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