History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Riley, William Jay
Born 1947 in Lincoln, NE

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Nominated by George W. Bush on May 23, 2001, to a seat vacated by C. Arlen Beam. Confirmed by the Senate on August 2, 2001, and received commission on August 3, 2001. Served as chief judge, 2010-present.

Education:
University of Nebraska, B.A., 1969
University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., 1972

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Donald Lay, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1972-1973
Private practice, Nebraska, 1973-2001
Adjunct professor, Creighton University College of Law, 1991-

 

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