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Hoffman, Walter Edward

Born July 18, 1907, in Jersey City, NJ
Died November 21, 1996, in Norfolk, VA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on June 29, 1954, to a new seat authorized by 68 Stat. 8. Confirmed by the Senate on July 14, 1954, and received commission on July 15, 1954. Served as chief judge, 1961-1973. Assumed senior status on September 3, 1974. Service terminated on November 21, 1996, due to death.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
Referee in Bankruptcy, Eastern District of Virginia, 1942-1944
Judge, Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals, 1977-1993

William and Mary Law School
University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1928
Washington and Lee University School of Law, LL.B., 1931

Professional Career:

Private practice, Norfolk, Virginia, 1931-1954
Assistant professor of law, College of William and Mary School of Law, 1933-1942
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1964-1970
Board member, Federal Judicial Center, 1972-1974
Director, Federal Judicial Center, 1974-1977