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Campbell, William Joseph
Born March 19, 1905, in Chicago, IL
Died October 19, 1988, in West Palm Beach, FL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on September 24, 1940, to a new seat authorized by 54 Stat. 219. Confirmed by the Senate on October 7, 1940, and received commission on October 10, 1940. Served as chief judge, 1959-1970. Assumed senior status on March 19, 1970. Service terminated on October 19, 1988, due to death.

Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1926
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, LL.M., 1928

Professional Career:
Attorney, Travelers Insurance Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1925-1930
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1930-1940
State administrator for Illinois, National Youth Administration, 1935-1938
U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, 1938-1940
Assistant director, Federal Judicial Center, 1971-1988
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