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Justice, William Wayne

Born February 25, 1920, in Athens, TX
Died October 13, 2009, in Austin, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on April 25, 1968, to a seat vacated by Joe W. Sheehy. Confirmed by the Senate on June 6, 1968, and received commission on June 7, 1968. Served as chief judge, 1980-1990. Assumed senior status on June 30, 1998. Service terminated on October 13, 2009, due to death.

University of Texas School of Law, LL.B., 1942

Professional Career:

U.S. Army, 1942-1946
Private practice, Athens, Texas, 1946-1961
City attorney, Athens, Texas, 1948-1950, 1952-1958
U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, 1961-1968