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Name Goodwin, William Nelson
City City not recorded
State WA
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Goodwin, William Nelson
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

Goodwin, William Nelson
Born August 17, 1909, in McKenna, WA
Died December 31, 1975

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on March 21, 1966, to a new seat authorized by 75 Stat. 80. Confirmed by the Senate on April 21, 1966, and received commission on April 21, 1966. Served as chief judge, 1973-1975. Service terminated on December 31, 1975, due to death.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on March 21, 1966, to a new seat authorized by 75 Stat. 80. Confirmed by the Senate on April 21, 1966, and received commission on April 21, 1966. Served as chief judge, 1972-1973. Service terminated on December 31, 1975, due to death.

Education:
Washington State College, B.A., 1931
University of Oregon School of Law, LL.B., 1934

Professional Career:
Salesman, Washington State, 1934-1937
Deputy prosecutor, Pierce County, Washington, 1938-1940
Private practice, Tacoma, Washington, 1940-1964
U.S. Marine Corps private first class, 1944-1945
Regent, Washington State University, 1957-1975
U.S. attorney for the Western District of Washington, 1964-1966

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