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William Conner
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #18
Service:
Appointed by:   Richard Nixon
Active:   12/19/1973 - 03/31/1987
Senior:   03/31/1987 - 07/09/2009
Preceded by:   Edmund Palmieri
Succeeded by:   Lawrence McKenna
Personal History
Born:   March 27, 1920
Hometown:   Wichita Falls, TX
Deceased:   July 9, 2009
Undergraduate:   University of Texas, 1941
Law School:   University of Texas Law, 1942
Military service:   U.S. Navy, Reserves 1942 - 1945

William Conner was a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He joined the court in 1973 after being nominated by President Richard Nixon. He assumed senior status on Mach 31, 1987, and served until his death on July 9, 2009.[1]

Early life and education

Conner graduated from Texas with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration in 1941 and went to Texas Law with his law degree in 1942.[1]

Military service

Conner served in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1942 to 1945.[1]

Professional career

Conner spent his entire pre-judicial legal career as a private practice attorney in New York City from 1945 to 1974.[1]

Judicial career

Southern District of New York

On the recommendation of U.S. Senators Jacob Javits and James Buckley, Conner was nominated by President Richard Nixon on November 9, 1973, to a seat vacated by Judge Edmund Palmieri. Conner was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 13, 1973, and received commission on December 19, 1973. Conner later assumed senior status on March 31, 1987, and served until his death on July 9, 2009.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Edmund Palmieri
Southern District of New York
1973–1987
Succeeded by:
Lawrence McKenna


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