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McGovern, Walter Thomas

Born 1922 in Seattle, WA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on March 29, 1971, to a seat vacated by William J. Lindberg. Confirmed by the Senate on April 21, 1971, and received commission on April 23, 1971. Served as chief judge, 1975-1987. Assumed senior status on September 30, 1987.

University of Washington, B.A., 1949
University of Washington School of Law, LL.B., 1950

Professional Career:

Private practice, Seattle, Washington, 1950-1959
Judge, Seattle [Washington] Municipal Court, 1959-1965
Judge, Superior Court of the State of Washington, King County, 1965-1968
Justice, Supreme Court of the State of Washington, 1968-1971