Stephen F. Williams

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This page is about the federal judge for the District of Columbia Circuit. If you are looking for information on a member of the Indiana Judicial Nominating and Qualifications Commission, please see Stephen L. Williams.

Stephen F. Williams
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Title:   Senior judge
Position:   45
Station:   D.C.
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   6/16/1986 - 9/30/2008
Senior:   9/30/2008 - Present
Preceded by:   Malcolm Wilkey
Succeeded by:   Janice Brown
Personal History
Born:   1936
Hometown:   New York, NY
Undergraduate:   Yale U. '58
Law School:   Harvard Law '61
Stephen Fain Williams is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He joined the court in 1986 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan.

Early life and education

Born in New York City, New York, Williams graduated from Yale University with his bachelor's degree in 1958 and later from Harvard Law School with his Juris Doctor, J.D. degree in 1961. Williams served as Private E-2, in the United States Army from 1961 to 1962.[1]

Professional career

Williams was a private practice attorney in New York City from 1962 to 1966. Williams served as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York with theU.S. Attorney's Office from 1966 to 1969. Williams was Associate Professor of Law at the University of Colorado School of Law from 1969 to 1976 and also served as a visiting Professor at UCLA School of Law from 1975 to 1976. Williams was again appointed to served as Professor of Law at University of Colorado School of Law 1976 to 1986. Williams served as a visiting Professor and Fellow at the University of Chicago from 1979 to 1980. Williams was also a visiting Professor at the Southern Methodist School of Law from 1983 to 1984.[1]

Judicial career

On the recommendation of the at-large Congressional delegation for the District of Columbia, Williams was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit by President Ronald Reagan on February 19, 1986 to a seat vacated by Malcolm Wilkey as Wilkey assumed senior status. Williams was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 13, 1986 on a senate vote and received commission on June 16, 1986. Williams assumed senior status on September 30, 2008.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Malcolm Wilkey
Circuit Court of Appeals for D.C.
Succeeded by:
Janice Brown

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