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William Albritton

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William Albritton
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #2
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   5/14/1991 - 5/17/2004
Chief:   1998 - 2004
Senior:   5/17/2004 - Present
Preceded by:   Joel Dubina
Succeeded by:   William Watkins
Personal History
Born:   1936
Hometown:   Andalusia, AL
Undergraduate:   University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, B.A., 1959
Law School:   University of Alabama Law, LL.B., 1960

William Harold Albritton III is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama. He joined the court in 1991 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. Albritton is a Judge serving on senior status.

Early life and education

Born in Andalusia, Alabama, Albritton graduated from the University of Alabama in 1959 with his bachelor's degree and later obtained his Juris Doctor degree in 1960. Albritton served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1962, and the U.S. Army Reserves from 1962 to 1968.[1]

Professional career

Albritton was a private practice attorney in Alabama from 1962 to 1991.[1]

Judicial career

Middle District of Alabama

Albritton was nominated to the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama by George H.W. Bush on March 11, 1991 to a seat vacated by Joel Dubina. Albritton was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 9, 1991 on a Senate vote and received commission on May 14, 1991. Albritton served as the Chief Judge of the Court from 1998 to 2004. Albritton assumed senior status on May 17, 2004.[2] Albritton was succeeded in this position by William Watkins.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Joel Dubina
Middle District of Alabama
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
William Watkins