History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Atwell, William Hawley
Born June 9, 1869, in Sparta, WI
Died December 22, 1961

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
Nominated by Warren G. Harding on December 30, 1922, to a new seat authorized by 42 Stat. 837. Confirmed by the Senate on January 9, 1923, and received commission on January 9, 1923. Served as chief judge, 1948-1954. Assumed senior status on December 31, 1954. Service terminated on December 22, 1961, due to death.

Education:
Southwestern University, A.B., B.S., 1889
University of Texas School of Law, LL.B., 1891

Professional Career:
Private practice, Dallas, Texas, 1891-1898, 1913-1924
U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas, 1898-1913

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