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Waters, H[ugh] Franklin

Born July 20, 1932, in Hackett, AR
Died April 16, 2002, in Fayetteville, AR

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on August 28, 1981, to a seat vacated by Paul X Williams. Confirmed by the Senate on October 21, 1981, and received commission on October 26, 1981. Served as chief judge, 1981-1997. Assumed senior status on August 1, 1997. Service terminated on April 16, 2002, due to death.

University of Arkansas, B.S.Ag.E., 1955
St. Louis University School of Law, LL.B., 1964

Professional Career:

U.S. Navy lieutenant junior grade, 1955-1958
Engineer and attorney, Ralston-Purina Company, St. Louis, Missouri, 1958-1966; company attorney, 1964-1966
Private practice, Springdale, Arkansas, 1967-1981
Part-time instructor, University of Arkansas Law School, 1968