History of the Federal Judiciary

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Copple, William Perry
Born October 3, 1916, in Holtville, CA
Died September 14, 2000, in Cottonwood, AZ

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on September 30, 1966, to a new seat authorized by 80 Stat. 75. Confirmed by the Senate on October 20, 1966, and received commission on November 3, 1966. Assumed senior status on November 30, 1983. Service terminated on September 14, 2000, due to death.

Long Beach Junior College (now Long Beach City College), A.A., 1934
University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1948
University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1951

Professional Career:
Self-employed contractor, 1945-1948, 1951-1952
Private practice, Yuma, Arizona, 1952-1965
U.S. attorney for the District of Arizona, 1965-1966
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