History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Hand, William Brevard
Born January 18, 1924, in Mobile, AL
Died September 6, 2008, in Mobile, AL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on July 26, 1971, to a seat vacated by Daniel H. Thomas. Confirmed by the Senate on September 21, 1971, and received commission on September 22, 1971. Served as chief judge, 1981-1989. Assumed senior status on January 19, 1989. Service terminated on September 6, 2008, due to death.

University of Alabama, B.S., 1947
University of Alabama School of Law, LL.B., 1949

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1943-1946
Private practice, Mobile, Alabama, 1949-1971


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