William Riley

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William Riley
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Title:   Chief Justice
Station:   Omaha, NE
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   5/23/2001 - Present
Chief:   2010-Present
Preceded by:   Arlen Beam
Personal History
Born:   1947
Hometown:   Lincoln, NE
Undergraduate:   University of Nebraska, 1969
Law School:   University of Nebraska College of Law, 1972

William J. Riley (b. 1954) is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He joined the court in 2001 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. Riley became chief judge of the court on March 31, 2010.[1]

Education

Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, Riley received his bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska in 1969 and his J.D. from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1972.[2]

Professional career

Riley was a law clerk for Judge Donald Lay in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit from 1972 to 1973. Riley was a private practice attorney in Nebraska from 1973 to 2001 and has continued to serve as an adjunct professor at Creighton University College of Law since 1991.[2]

Judicial career

Riley was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit by President George W. Bush on May 23, 2001, to a seat vacated by Arlen Beam. Riley was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 2, 2001, and received commission on August 3, 2001.[3]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Arlen Beam
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
2001–present
Succeeded by:
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