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Stapleton, Walter King

Born 1934 in Cuthbert, GA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on September 22, 1970, to a seat vacated by Edwin D. Steel, Jr. Confirmed by the Senate on October 8, 1970, and received commission on October 14, 1970. Served as chief judge, 1983-1985. Service terminated on May 8, 1985, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on March 27, 1985, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333. Confirmed by the Senate on April 3, 1985, and received commission on April 4, 1985. Assumed senior status on June 2, 1999.

Princeton University, A.B., 1956
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1959
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.M., 1984

Professional Career:

Private practice, Wilmington, Delaware, 1959-1970
Deputy attorney general, State of Delaware, 1963-1964
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1984-1985