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William Mulligan

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William Mulligan
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Current Court Information:
Second Circuit
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #2
Appointed by:   Richard Nixon
Active:   5/27/1971 - 5/31/1981
Preceded by:   Joseph Lumbard
Succeeded by:   Richard Cardamone
Personal History
Born:   March 5, 1918
Hometown:   New York, NY
Deceased:   May 13, 1996
Undergraduate:   Fordham U., A.B., 1939
Law School:   Fordham U. Law, J.D., 1942
Military service:   U.S. Army, 1942-1946
William Hughes Mulligan (1918 - 1996) was federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He joined the court in 1971 after an appointment from Richard Nixon. At the time of appointment, Mulligan was the Dean of the Law School at Fordham University Law School. He served until his resignation on March 31, 1981. He returned to private practice and passed away on May 13, 1996.[1]

Early life and education

  • Fordham University, A.B., 1939
  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1942[1]

Military service

Mulligan served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1946 as a Special Agent in the Counter-Intelligence Corps.[1]

Professional career

  • Faculty, Fordham University School of Law, 1946-1971
  • Lecturer, Fordham University School of Law, 1946-1952
  • Associate professor, Fordham University School of Law, 1953-1954
  • Assistant dean and professor of law, Fordham University School of Law, 1954-1956
  • Dean of law school, Fordham University Law School, 1956-1971
  • Wilkinson professor of law, Fordham University Law School, 1961-1971
  • Private practice, New York City, 1981-1991[1]

Judicial career

Second Circuit

Judge Mulligan was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit by Richard M. Nixon on April 26, 1971, to a seat vacated by Joseph Lumbard. He was confirmed by the Senate on May 20, 1971, and received his commission on May 27, 1971. Mulligan's service was terminated on March 31, 1981, due to resignation.[1] He was succeeded to this post by Richard Cardamone.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Joseph Lumbard
Second Circuit
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
Richard Cardamone