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.

Education:
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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