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Ritter, Willis William
Died March 4, 1978, in Salt Lake City, UT
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Utah
Received a recess appointment from Harry S Truman on October 21, 1949, to a seat vacated by Tillman D. Johnson; nominated to the same position by Harry S Truman on January 5, 1950. Confirmed by the Senate on June 29, 1950, and received commission on July 7, 1950. Served as chief judge, 1954-1978. Service terminated on March 4, 1978, due to death.
University of Utah, A.B.
University of Chicago Law School, LL.B., 1924
Harvard Law School, S.J.D., 1940
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, and Washington, D.C., 1924-1926
Professor of law, University of Utah, 1926-1950
Private practice, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1935-1949
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, August 25, 1949; no Senate vote