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Name Steger, William Merritt
City Tyler
State TX
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:

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

Steger, William Merritt
Born August 22, 1920, in Dallas, TX
Died June 4, 2006, in Tyler, TX

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on October 7, 1970, to a new seat authorized by 84 Stat. 294. Confirmed by the Senate on November 25, 1970, and received commission on December 1, 1970. Assumed senior status on December 31, 1987. Service terminated on June 4, 2006, due to death.

Education:
Southern Methodist University School of Law, LL.B., 1950

Professional Career:
U.S. Army captain, Air Corps, 1942-1947
Private practice, Longview, Texas, 1951-1953
U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, 1953-1959
Private practice, Tyler, Texas, 1959-1970
Republican candidate for governor, Texas, 1960
Republican candidate for U.S. House of Representatives from Texas, 1962
Chairman, Republican Party of Texas, 1969-1970

compress summary

Case(s) ED-TX-0004 : Halbert v. Kilgore Indep. Sch. Dist.


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