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Walter, Donald Ellsworth

Born 1936 in Jennings, LA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on May 15, 1985, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333. Confirmed by the Senate on July 10, 1985, and received commission on July 11, 1985. Assumed senior status on November 30, 2001.

Education:
Louisiana State University, B.A., 1961
Louisiana State University Law School, J.D., 1964

Professional Career:

U.S. Army, 1957-1958
Private practice, Lake Charles, Louisiana, 1964-1969
U.S. attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, 1969-1977
Private practice, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1978-1985

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, August 5, 1976; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, October 5, 1984; no Senate vote