History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Browning, William Docker
Born May 19, 1931, in Tucson, AZ
Died February 26, 2008

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on April 4, 1984, to a seat vacated by Mary Anne Richey. Confirmed by the Senate on April 24, 1984, and received commission on May 3, 1984. Served as chief judge, 1990-1994. Assumed senior status on May 14, 1998. Service terminated on February 26, 2008, due to death.

University of Arizona, B.S./B.A., 1954
University of Arizona College of Law, LL.B., 1960

Professional Career:
U.S. Air Force lieutenant, 1954-1957
Private practice, Tucson, Arizona, 1960-1984


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