History of the Federal Judiciary


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Barker, William Julius
Born June 25, 1886, in Marietta, GA
Died April 13, 1968

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 11, 1940, to a seat vacated by Alexander Akerman. Confirmed by the Senate on February 1, 1940, and received commission on February 5, 1940. Served as chief judge, 1955-1959. Assumed senior status on April 30, 1959. Service terminated on April 13, 1968, due to death.

Education:
University of Florida College of Law, LL.B., 1916

Professional Career:
Private practice, Jacksonville, Florida, 1916-1925
Judge, Circuit Court of Florida, Highlands County, 1925-1940

 

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