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Ely, Walter Raleigh Jr.
Born June 24, 1913, in Baird, Callahan County, TX
Died October 9, 1984

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on June 5, 1964, to a seat vacated by Oliver Deveta Hamlin, Jr.. Confirmed by the Senate on July 1, 1964, and received commission on July 2, 1964. Assumed senior status on October 31, 1979. Service terminated on October 9, 1984, due to death.

Education:
University of Texas, A.B., 1935
University of Texas School of Law, LL.B., 1935
University of Southern California Law School, LL.M., 1949

Professional Career:
Private practice, Abilene, Texas, 1935-1938
Assistant attorney general, State of Texas, 1939-1941
U.S. Marine Corps, 1941-1944
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1945-1964
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