History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Ferguson, Wilkie D. Jr.
Born May 11, 1938, in Miami, FL
Died June 9, 2003, in Miami, FL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Nominated by William J. Clinton on October 25, 1993, to a seat vacated by William Marcellin Hoeveler. Confirmed by the Senate on November 20, 1993, and received commission on November 22, 1993. Service terminated on June 9, 2003, due to death.

Education:
Florida A&M University, B.S., 1960
Howard University School of Law, J.D., 1968

Professional Career:
U.S. Army lieutenant, 1960-1964
U.S. Army Reserve captain, 1964-1968
Staff attorney, Legal Services of Greater Miami, Florida, 1968-1970
Private practice, Miami, Florida, 1970-1973
Staff attorney, Dade County [Florida] School Board, 1972-1973
Judge, Industrial Claims Court, 1973-1977
Judge, Circuit Court of Florida, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, 1977-1981
Judge, Florida District Court of Appeal, 1981-1993

 

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