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|Current Court Information:|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit|
|Appointed by:||Richard Nixon|
|Active:||10/17/1972 - 7/17/2007|
|Senior:||7/17/2007 - 9/19/2007|
|Preceded by:||Albert Bryan Sr.|
|Past post:||Western District of Virginia|
|Past chief:||1971 - 1972|
|Past term:||1969 - 1972|
|Past position:||Seat #2|
|Born:||April 30, 1923|
|Home State:||Abingdon, VA|
|Deceased:||September 19, 2007|
|Bachelors:||U.S. Naval Academy, B.S., 1944|
|Law School:||Washington and Lee U., LL.B., 1953|
|Military service:||U.S. Navy , 1944-1949; Reserve 1951-1952|
Hiram Emory Widener, Jr. (1923-2007) was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia.
Early life and education
- U.S. Naval Academy, B.S., 1944
- Washington and Lee University, LL.B., 1953
- U.S. Navy Lieutenant (JG), 1944-1949,
- U.S. Naval Reserve Lieutenant, 1951-1952
- Private practice, Bristol, Virginia, 1953-1969
- U.S. Commissioner, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, 1963-1966
- Member, Virginia Election Laws Study Commission, 1968-69
Widener was nominated to the Fourth Circuit by President Richard Nixon on September 25, 1972, to a seat vacated by Albert Bryan Sr.; he was confirmed by the Senate on October 12, 1972, and received commission on October 17. He assumed senior status on July 17, 2007, and passed away shortly thereafter, on September 19, 2007.
Western District of Virginia
Widener was nominated to the Western District of Virginia by President Richard Nixon on June 19, 1969, to a seat vacated by Thomas Michie; he was confirmed by the Senate on July 11, 1969, and received commission three days later. He served as chief judge for a brief stint starting in 1971 and ending on his October 27, 1972, advancement to the Fourth Circuit. Widener was succeeded in this position by James Turk.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Western District of Virginia
Albert Bryan, Sr.
|Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
Chief Judge: William Traxler • Barbara Keenan • Steven Agee • Harvie Wilkinson • Paul Niemeyer • Diana Motz • Robert King • Roger Gregory • Dennis Shedd • Allyson Duncan • Andre Davis • Henry Floyd • James Wynn • Albert Diaz • Stephanie Thacker
|Former judges||Hugh Lennox Bond • Karen J. Williams • Blane Michael • Michael Luttig • Emory Sneeden • Samuel Ervin • James Sprouse • Charles Henry Simonton • Nathan Goff • Edmund Waddill • Jeter Connelly Pritchard • Martin Augustine Knapp • John Carter Rose • Charles Albert Woods • Morris Ames Soper • Elliott Northcott • John Johnston Parker • Armistead Dobie • Harrison Winter • James Craven • Donald Russell • Albert Bryan, Sr. • John Butzner • Hiram Widener • Herbert Boreman • John Field • Kenneth Hall • J. Spencer Bell • Clement Haynsworth • Francis Murnaghan • Simon Sobeloff • William Walter Wilkins •|
|Former Chief judges|
|Magistrate judges||B. Waugh Crigler • Pamela Sargent • James Welsh • Robert Ballou •|
|Former Article III judges||
John George Jackson • Alexander Caldwell • Philip Clayton Pendleton • Isaac Samuels Pennybacker • John White Brockenbrough • John Jay Jackson • Alexander Rives • John Paul • Henry Clay McDowell • Glen Williams • John Paul, Jr. • Armistead Dobie • Floyd Roberts • Alfred Barksdale • Ted Dalton • James Michael • Thomas Michie • Roby Thompson • Hiram Widener •
|Former Chief judges|