William Browning

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William Browning
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Arizona
Title:   Former Federal Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   5/3/1984 - 5/14/1998
Chief:   1990 - 1994
Senior:   5/14/1998 - 2/26/2008
Preceded by:   Mary Richey
Succeeded by:   Raner Collins
Personal History
Born:   May 19, 1931
Hometown:   Tucson, AZ
Deceased:   February 26, 2008
Undergraduate:   University of Arizona, B.S./B.A., 1954
Law School:   University of Arizona College of Law, LL.B., 1960
Military service:   U.S. Air Force 1954 - 1957 Lieutenant

William Docker Browning (1931-2008) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.

Browning was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on April 4, 1984, to a seat vacated by Mary Richey; he was confirmed by the Senate on April 24, 1984, and received commission on May 3, 1984. From 1990-1994, he served as the chief judge. He assumed senior status on May 14, 1998. He served the District of Arizona until his death on February 26, 2008.[1] Browning was succeeded in this position by Raner Collins.

Early life and education

  • University of Arizona, B.S./B.A., 1954
  • University of Arizona College of Law, LL.B., 1960

Professional career

  • U.S. Air Force Lieutenant, 1954-1957
  • Private practice, Tucson, Arizona, 1960-1984

Judicial career

District of Arizona

Browning was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on April 4, 1984, to a seat vacated by Mary Richey; he was confirmed by the Senate on April 24, 1984, and received commission on May 3, 1984. From 1990-1994, he served as the chief judge. He assumed senior status on May 14, 1998. He served the District of Arizona until his death on February 26, 2008.[2] Browning was succeeded in this position by Raner Collins.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Mary Richey
District of Arizona
1984–1998
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
Raner Collins


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