History of the Federal Judiciary

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Conley, William Martin
Born 1956 in Rice Lake, WI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
Nominated by Barack Obama on October 29, 2009, to a seat vacated by Barbara B. Crabb. Confirmed by the Senate on March 4, 2010, and received commission on March 25, 2010. Served as chief judge, 2010-present.

University of Wisconsin, B.A., 1978
University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 1982

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Thomas E. Fairchild, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1982-1984
Private practice, Madison, Wisconsin, 1984-2010


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