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Owens, Wilbur Dawson, Jr.
Died April 28, 2010, in Macon, GA
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on January 21, 1972, to a seat vacated by William A. Bootle. Confirmed by the Senate on February 17, 1972, and received commission on March 1, 1972. Served as chief judge, 1980-1995. Assumed senior status on February 1, 1995. Service terminated on April 28, 2010, due to death.
University of Georgia School of Law, LL.B., 1952
U.S. Air Force, 1952-1954
U.S. Air Force Reserve, 1954-1968
Private practice, Albany, Georgia, 1954-1955
Vice president and trust officer, Bank of Albany [Georgia], 1955-1959
Secretary-treasurer, Southeastern Mortgage Company, Albany, Georgia, 1959-1962
Assistant U.S. attorney, Middle District of Georgia, 1962-1965
Private practice, Macon, Georgia, 1965-1972