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Kidd, William Matthew

Born June 15, 1918, in Burnsville, WV
Died December 20, 1998, in Morgantown, WV

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on November 30, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on December 20, 1979, and received commission on December 21, 1979. Service terminated on January 14, 1983, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
Reassigned on January 14, 1983, to a new seat authorized by 96 Stat. 2601. Assumed senior status on January 15, 1990. Service terminated on December 20, 1998, due to death.

West Virginia University College of Law, LL.B., 1950

Professional Career:

U.S. Navy, 1942-1945
State delegate, West Virginia, 1950-1952
Private practice, West Virginia, 1952-1974
Prosecutor, Braxton County, West Virginia, 1962-1970
Judge, West Virginia Circuit Court, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, 1974-1979; chief judge, 1976-1979