History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Canby, William Cameron Jr.
Born 1931 in St. Paul, MN

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on April 2, 1980, to a seat vacated by Ozell Miller Trask. Confirmed by the Senate on May 21, 1980, and received commission on May 23, 1980. Assumed senior status on May 23, 1996.

Education:
Yale University, B.A., 1953
University of Minnesota Law School, LL.B., 1956

Professional Career:
U.S. Air Force lieutenant and judge advocate, 1956-1958
Law clerk, Hon. Charles E. Whittaker, Supreme Court of the United States, 1958-1959
Private practice, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1959-1962
U.S. Peace Corps, 1962-1966; associate director, Ethiopia, 1962-1963; deputy director, Ethiopia, 1963-1964, director, Uganda, 1964-1966
Special assistant, U.S. Sen. Walter F. Mondale, Minnesota, Washington, D.C., 1966
Special assistant, President Harris Wofford, State University of New York at Old Westbury, 1967
Professor of law, Arizona State University, 1967-1980
Director, Office of Indian Law, Arizona State University College of Law
Visiting Fulbright professor of law, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, 1970-1971


 

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