History of the Federal Judiciary

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Mehrtens, William Osborne
Born January 24, 1905, in Savannah, GA
Died July 16, 1980

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on August 20, 1965, to a seat vacated by Emett C. Choate. Confirmed by the Senate on August 31, 1965, and received commission on September 1, 1965. Assumed senior status on September 15, 1975. Service terminated on July 16, 1980, due to death.

University of Florida College of Law, LL.B., 1932

Professional Career:
Private practice, Miami, Florida, 1933-1965
U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant commander, 1942-1945


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