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|Current Court Information:|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit|
|Appointed by:||Dwight Eisenhower|
|Active:||8/21/1957 - 10/26/1959|
|Preceded by:||Hardress Swaim|
|Succeeded by:||Roger Kiley|
|Past post:||Northern District of Indiana|
|Past term:||1954 - 1957|
|Past position:||Seat #2|
|Law School:||Read Law (1923)|
William Lynn Parkinson (1902-1959) was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.
Early life and education
- Private practice, Lafayette, Indiana, 1923-1937
- Judge, Tippecanoe Circuit Court, Indiana, 1937-1954
Parkinson was nominated to the Seventh Circuit by President Dwight Eisenhower on August 21, 1957, to a seat vacated by Hardress Swaim; he was confirmed by the Senate on August 22, 1957, and received his commission on August 26, 1957. He served the Seventh Circuit until his death on October 26, 1959.
Northern District of Indiana
Parkinson was nominated to the Northern District of Indiana by President Dwight Eisenhower on August 2, 1954, to a new seat created by 68 Stat. 8; he was confirmed by the Senate on August 6, 1954, and received commission that same day. He served the Northern District of Indiana until he was elevated to the Seventh Circuit on September 9, 1957. Parkinson was succeeded in this position by Robert Grant.
|Federal judicial offices|
NA - new seat
|Northern District of Indiana
|Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
|Former judges||John Paul Stevens • Julian William Mack • Terence Evans • John Coffey • Jesse Eschbach • Walter Quintin Gresham • Thomas Fairchild • Philip Tone • William Allen Woods • James Graham Jenkins • William Henry Seaman • John William Showalter • Peter Stenger Grosscup • Christian Cecil Kohlsaat • Albert Barnes Anderson • Francis Elisha Baker • Samuel Alschuler • Evan Alfred Evans • Louis FitzHenry • George True Page • Walter Lindley • William Morris Sparks • James Earl Major • Walter Treanor • Francis Duffy • Otto Kerner, Sr. • Otto Kerner, Jr. • Harlington Wood • Winfred Knoch • William Parkinson • Luther Swygert • Sherman Minton • Latham Castle • Walter Cummings • Philip Finnegan • John Hastings • Roger Kiley • Wilbur Pell • Elmer Schnackenberg • Robert Sprecher • Hardress Swaim •|
|Former Chief judges|
|Magistrate judges||Roger Cosbey • Paul Cherry • Christopher Nuechterlein • John E. Martin (Indiana) •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|