Walter Lindley

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Walter C. Lindley (1880-1958) was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.[1]

Seventh Circuit

Lindley was nominated by President Harry Truman on September 15, 1949 to a seat vacated by Sherman Minton. He was confirmed by the Senate on October 12, 1949, and received commission the next day. He served on this court until his death on January 3, 1958.[1]

Eastern District of Illinois

Lindley was previously a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Illinois.

He was nominated by President Warren Harding on September 20, 1922 to a new seat created by 42 Stat. 837. He was confirmed by the Senate on September 22nd, and received commission that same day. He served on this court until October 23, 1949, when he was appointed to a different position.[1]

Education

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, A.B.
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, LL.B., 1904
  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1910[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, Danville, Illinois, 1904-1922
  • Master in chancery, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Illinois, 1912-1918
  • Member, Vermillion County Board of Supervisors, Illinois, 1916-1920[1]

References

Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA - new seat
Eastern District of Illinois
1922–1949
Succeeded by:
Casper Platt
Preceded by:
Sherman Minton
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
1949–1958
Succeeded by:
Winfred Knoch