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Name Ritter, Willis William
City Salt Lake City
State UT
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 January 24, 1899, in Salt Lake City, UT
Died March 4, 1978, in Salt Lake City, UT
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born January 24, 1899, in Salt Lake City, UT
Died March 4, 1978, in Salt Lake City, UT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Utah
Received a recess appointment from Harry S Truman on October 21, 1949, to a seat vacated by Tillman D. Johnson; nominated to the same position by Harry S Truman on January 5, 1950. Confirmed by the Senate on June 29, 1950, and received commission on July 7, 1950. Served as chief judge, 1954-1978. Service terminated on March 4, 1978, due to death.

Education:
University of Utah, A.B.
University of Chicago Law School, LL.B., 1924
Harvard Law School, S.J.D., 1940

Professional Career:

Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, and Washington, D.C., 1924-1926
Professor of law, University of Utah, 1926-1950
Private practice, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1935-1949

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, August 25, 1949; no Senate vote


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