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.

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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