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Webster, William Hedgcock
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on December 8, 1970, to a new seat authorized by 84 Stat. 294. Confirmed by the Senate on December 17, 1970, and received commission on December 21, 1970. Service terminated on August 10, 1973, due to appointment to another judicial position.
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on June 13, 1973, to a seat vacated by Marion Charles Matthes. Confirmed by the Senate on July 13, 1973, and received commission on July 18, 1973. Service terminated on February 22, 1978, due to resignation.
Amherst College, A.B., 1947
Washington University School of Law, J.D., 1949
U.S. Naval Reserve, 1943-1946, 1950-1952; lieutenant junior grade, 1943-1946; lieutenant, 1950-1952
Private practice, St. Louis, Missouri, 1949-1950, 1952-1959, 1961-1970
U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri, 1960-1961
Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1978-1987
Director, Central Intelligence Agency, 1987-1991
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1991-
Chair, Homeland Security Advisory Council, 2005-