History of the Federal Judiciary

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Overton, William Ray
Born September 19, 1939, in Malvern, AR
Died July 14, 1987

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on March 7, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on May 10, 1979, and received commission on May 11, 1979. Service terminated on July 14, 1987, due to death.

University of Arkansas, B.S./B.A., 1961
University of Arkansas School of Law, LL.B., 1964

Professional Career:
Private practice, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1964-1979
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