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O'Kelley, William Clark

Born January 2, 1930, in Atlanta, GA
Died July 5, 2017

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on October 7, 1970, to a new seat authorized by 84 Stat. 294. Confirmed by the Senate on October 13, 1970, and received commission on October 16, 1970. Served as chief judge, 1988-1994. Assumed senior status on October 1, 1996. Service terminated on July 5, 2017, due to death.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, 1980-1987
Judge, Alien Terrorist Removal Court, 1996-2017

Emory University, A.B., 1951
Emory University School of Law, LL.B., 1953

Professional Career:

U.S. Air Force, 1953-1957
U.S. Air Force Reserve, 1957-1966
Private practice, Atlanta, Georgia, 1957-1959, 1961-1970
Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Georgia, 1959-1961
Special hearing officer, U.S. Department of Justice, 1962-1968
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1982-1984
Board member, Federal Judicial Center, 1987-1991