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.

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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