History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Bertelsman, William Odis
Born 1936 in Cincinnati, OH

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on October 11, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on November 26, 1979, and received commission on November 27, 1979. Served as chief judge, 1991-1998. Assumed senior status on February 1, 2001.

Education:
Xavier University, Ohio, A.B., 1958
University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 1961

Professional Career:
Private practice, Newport, Kentucky, 1962-1979
U.S. Army captain, 1963-1964
Lecturer, University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1965-1972
Adjunct professor of law, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, 1989-

 

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