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Walter Black

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Walter Black
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Station:   Baltimore, MD
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   04/21/1982 - 10/20/1994
Chief:   1991 - 1994
Senior:   10/21/1994 - Present
Preceded by:   Ed Northrop
Succeeded by:   Andre Davis
Personal History
Born:   1926
Hometown:   Baltimore, MD
Undergraduate:   Harvard, A.B., 1947
Law School:   Harvard Law, LL.B., 1949

Walter Evan Black, Jr. is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. He joined the court in 1982 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Black is serving on senior status.

Early life and education

A native of Maryland, Black graduated from Harvard Law School with his Law degree in 1949.[1]

Professional career

Black spent his entire pre-judicial legal career as an attorney first spending the majority as a Private practice attorney licensed in the State of Maryland from 1949 to 1953 and from 1957 till his appointment to the Federal Bench in 1982. Also, Black spent four years with the US Attorney's office first as a Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland from 1953 to 1955 and was nominated by President Dwight Eisenhower as U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland from 1956 to 1957.[1]

Judicial career

District of Maryland

On the recommendation of Maryland U.S. Senator Charles Mathias, Jr., Black was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on March 11, 1982 to a seat vacated by Ed Northrop as Northrop went on senior status. Black was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 20, 1982 on a senate vote and received commission on April 21, 1982. Black served as the chief judge of the court from 1991-1994 before later assuming senior status on October 21, 1994.[1] Black was succeeded in this position by Andre Davis.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Ed Northrop
District of Maryland
Seat #3
Succeeded by:
Andre Davis

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