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Hugh Waters

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Hugh Waters
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
Title:   Former Federal Judge
Position:   Seat #2
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   10/26/1981 - 8/1/1997
Chief:   1981 - 1997
Senior:   8/1/1997 - 4/16/2002
Preceded by:   Paul Williams
Succeeded by:   Robert Dawson
Personal History
Born:   July 20, 1932
Hometown:   Hackett, AR
Deceased:   April 16, 2002
Undergraduate:   University of Arkansas, B.S.Ag.E., 1955
Law School:   Saint Louis U. School of Law, LL.B., 1964
Military service:   U.S. Navy 1955 - 1958

Hugh Franklin Waters (1932-2002) was a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas.

Waters was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on August 28, 1981, to a seat vacated by Paul Williams; he was confirmed by the Senate on October 21, 1981, and received commission on October 26, 1981. From 1981-1997, he served as the chief judge. He assumed senior status on August 1, 1997. He served the Western District of Arkansas until his death on April 16, 2002. Waters was succeeded in this position by Robert Dawson.

Early life and education

  • University of Arkansas, B.S.Ag.E., 1955
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, LL.B., 1964

Professional career

  • U.S. Navy Lieutenant (JG), 1955-1958
  • Engineer and attorney, Ralston-Purina Company, St. Louis, Missouri, 1958-1966
  • Company attorney, 1964-1966
  • Private practice, Springdale, Arkansas, 1967-1981
  • Part-time instructor, University of Arkansas Law School, 1968

Judicial career

Western District of Arkansas

Waters was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on August 28, 1981, to a seat vacated by Paul Williams;[1] he was confirmed by the Senate on October 21, 1981, and received commission on October 26, 1981. From 1981-1997, he served as the chief judge. He assumed senior status on August 1, 1997. He served the Western District of Arkansas until his death on April 16, 2002. Waters was succeeded in this position by Robert Dawson.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Paul Williams
Western District of Arkansas
1981–1997
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
Robert Dawson