William Acker

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William Acker
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
Title:   Senior Judge
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   8/18/1982 - 5/31/1996
Senior:   5/31/1996 - Present
Preceded by:   Frank McFadden
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Birmingham-Southern College, B.A., 1949
Law School:   Yale Law, LL.B., 1952

William Marsh Acker, Jr. is a Federal District (Article III) Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. He joined the court in 1982 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Acker is also a judge serving on senior status.[1]

Early life and education

A native of Alabama, Acker graduated from Birmingham-Southern College with his bachelor's degree in 1949 and graduated from Yale Law School with his bachelor's degree in 1952. From 1946 to 1947, Acker was an active duty U.S. Army Private First Class.[1]

Professional career

Acker spent his entire pre-judicial legal career as a Private practice Attorney in the State of Alabama from 1952 to 1982.[1]

Judicial career

Northern District of Alabama

Acker was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on July 22, 1982 to a seat vacated by Frank McFadden as McFadden went on senior status. Acker was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 18, 1982 on a Senate vote and received commission on August 18, 1982. Acker later assumed senior status on May 31, 1996[1].

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Frank McFadden
Northern District of Alabama
Succeeded by: