History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Parkinson, William Lynn
Born September 18, 1902, in Attica, IN
Died October 26, 1959

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on August 2, 1954, to a new seat authorized by 68 Stat. 8. Confirmed by the Senate on August 6, 1954, and received commission on August 6, 1954. Service terminated on September 9, 1957, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on August 21, 1957, to a seat vacated by Hardress Nathan Swaim. Confirmed by the Senate on August 22, 1957, and received commission on August 26, 1957. Service terminated on October 26, 1959, due to death.

Education:
Read law, 1923

Professional Career:
Private practice, Lafayette, Indiana, 1923-1937
Judge, Indiana Circuit Court, Twenty-Third Judicial Circuit, 1937-1954

 

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