History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Bryant, William Benson
Born September 18, 1911, in Wetumpka, AL
Died November 13, 2005, in Washington, DC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on July 12, 1965, to a seat vacated by David A. Pine. Confirmed by the Senate on August 11, 1965, and received commission on August 11, 1965. Served as chief judge, 1977-1981. Assumed senior status on January 31, 1982. Service terminated on November 13, 2005, due to death.

Education:
Howard University, A.B., 1932
Howard University School of Law, LL.B., 1936

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1943-1947
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1948-1951, 1954-1965
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Columbia, 1951-1954

 

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