History of the Federal Judiciary


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Downes, William F.
Born 1946 in Boston, MA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming
Nominated by William J. Clinton on May 5, 1994, to a new seat authorized by 104 Stat. 5089. Confirmed by the Senate on June 15, 1994, and received commission on June 16, 1994. Served as chief judge, 1999-2011. Service terminated on July 24, 2011, due to retirement.

Education:
North Texas State University (now University of North Texas), B.A., 1968
University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 1974

Professional Career:
U.S. Marine Corps captain, 1968-1971
Private practice, Green River, Wyoming, 1975-1978
Private practice, Casper, Wyoming, 1978-1994

 

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