History of the Federal Judiciary

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Nealon, William Joseph Jr.
Born 1923 in Scranton, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
Received a recess appointment from John F. Kennedy on December 13, 1962, to a seat vacated by John W. Murphy; nominated to the same position by John F. Kennedy on January 15, 1963. Confirmed by the Senate on March 15, 1963, and received commission on March 27, 1963. Served as chief judge, 1976-1989. Assumed senior status on January 1, 1989.

Villanova College, B.S., 1947
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, LL.B., 1950

Professional Career:
U.S. Marine Corps first lieutenant, 1942-1945
Private practice, Scranton, Pennsylvania, 1951-1960
Lecturer, University of Scranton, 1951-1959
Hearing examiner, Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, 1955-1959
Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Lackawanna County [Pennsylvania], 1960-1962


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