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Stafford, William Henry, Jr.

Born 1931 in Masury, OH

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
Nominated by Gerald Ford on April 18, 1975, to a seat vacated by David L. Middlebrooks. Confirmed by the Senate on May 12, 1975, and received commission on May 14, 1975. Served as chief judge, 1981-1993. Assumed senior status on May 31, 1996.

Other Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, 1996-2003

Education:
Temple University, B.S., 1953
Temple University School of Law, LL.B., 1956

Professional Career:

U.S. Navy lieutenant junior grade, 1956-1960
Private practice, Pensacola, Florida, 1961-1969
Assistant city attorney, Pensacola, Florida, 1963
State attorney, First Judicial Circuit, Florida, 1967-1969
U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Florida, 1969-1975