History of the Federal Judiciary


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Murray, William Daniel
Born November 20, 1908, in Butte, MT
Died October 3, 1994, in Butte, MT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Montana
Nominated by Harry S Truman on April 5, 1949, to a seat vacated by Robert L. Brown. Confirmed by the Senate on May 4, 1949, and received commission on May 9, 1949. Served as chief judge, 1957-1965. Assumed senior status due to certified disability on December 31, 1965. Service terminated on October 3, 1994, due to death.

Education:
Columbia University
Georgetown College (now Georgetown University), B.S., 1932
University of Montana School of Law, LL.B., 1936

Professional Career:
U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant, 1942-1945
Private practice, Butte, Montana, 1936-1949
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Montana, 1938-1942

 

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