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Name Lindberg, William James
City Seattle
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 Sep 27, 2017:

Born December 17, 1904, in Minot, ND
Died December 15, 1981

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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born December 17, 1904, in Minot, ND
Died December 15, 1981

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
Nominated by Harry S Truman on March 12, 1951, to a seat vacated by Lloyd L. Black. Confirmed by the Senate on April 24, 1951, and received commission on April 25, 1951. Service terminated on May 19, 1961, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
Nominated by Harry S Truman on March 12, 1951, to a seat vacated by Lloyd L. Black. Confirmed by the Senate on April 24, 1951, and received commission on April 25, 1951. Served as chief judge, 1959-1971. Assumed senior status on March 1, 1971. Service terminated on December 15, 1981, due to death.

Education:
Gonzaga University School of Law, LL.B., 1927
Georgetown College Law School (now Georgetown University Law Center), LL.M., 1928

Professional Career:

Clerk, U.S. Sen. C.C. Dill, Washington, 1928
Private practice, Spokane, Washington, 1928-1933
Professor of law, Gonzaga Law School, 1928-1933
Secretary, Washington State Senate, 1933
Assistant attorney general, State of Washington, 1933-1934
Member, Washington State Liquor Control Board, 1934-1941
Private practice, Olympia, Washington, 1941-1944
Private practice, Seattle, Washington, 1944-1951
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 1960-1963


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