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Bootle, William Augustus

Born August 19, 1902, in Walterboro, SC
Died January 25, 2005, in Macon, GA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on May 3, 1954, to a seat vacated by Abraham B. Conger. Confirmed by the Senate on May 18, 1954, and received commission on May 20, 1954. Served as chief judge, 1961-1972. Assumed senior status on March 11, 1972. Service terminated on January 25, 2005, due to death.

Mercer University, A.B., 1924
Mercer University School of Law, LL.B., 1925

Professional Career:

Private practice, Macon, Georgia, 1925-1928, 1933-1954
Part-time professor, Mercer University, 1926-1937; acting dean, 1933-1937
Assistant U.S. attorney, Middle District of Georgia, 1928-1929
U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, 1929-1933