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Name Riley, William F.
City Des Moines
State IA
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
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Riley, William F.
Born March 20, 1884, in Ainsworth, IA
Died December 29, 1956

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For biographical information from the Federal Judicial Center, see www.fjc.gov/servlet/nGetInfo?jid=2011

Riley, William F.
Born March 20, 1884, in Ainsworth, IA
Died December 29, 1956

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
Nominated by Harry S Truman on November 29, 1950, to a seat vacated by Carroll O. Switzer. Confirmed by the Senate on December 14, 1950, and received commission on December 27, 1950. Service terminated on December 29, 1956, due to death.

Education:
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Iowa Agricultural College (now Iowa State University), A.B., 1884

Professional Career:
Private practice, Des Moines, Iowa, 1909-1942, 1945-1950
Special assistant attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1942-1945



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

Riley, William F.
Born March 20, 1884, in Ainsworth, IA
Died December 29, 1956

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
Nominated by Harry S Truman on November 29, 1950, to a seat vacated by Carroll O. Switzer. Confirmed by the Senate on December 14, 1950, and received commission on December 27, 1950. Service terminated on December 29, 1956, due to death.

Education:
Read law
Iowa Agricultural College (now Iowa State University), A.B., 1884

Professional Career:
Private practice, Des Moines, Iowa, 1909-1942, 1945-1950
Special assistant attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1942-1945
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