William Steele

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William Steele
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
Title:   Chief Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Station:   Mobile, AL
Service:
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   3/14/2003 - Present
Chief:   2010-Present
Preceded by:   Richard Vollmer
Past post:   Southern District of Alabama, Magistrate
Past term:   1990-2003
Personal History
Born:   1951
Hometown:   Tuscumbia, AL
Undergraduate:   U. of Southern Mississippi, B.A., 1972
Law School:   U. of Alabama Law, J.D., 1980
Military service:   U.S. Marine Corps 1972-1979
U.S. Army Reserve 1990-1997



William H. Steele is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama. He joined the court in 2003 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. Steele has served as the chief judge of the court since 2010. Prior to appointment, Steele was a magistrate judge for the Southern District of Alabama.[1]

Early life and education

An Alabama native, Steele graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg with his bachelor's degree in 1972 and later graduated from the University of Alabama Law School with his Juris Doctorate in 1980.[1]

Professional career

Steele started his career in 1981 as a law clerk/bailiff in the Tuscaloosa County District Court. He later served as assistant and then chief assistant District Attorney in the Mobile County District Attorney's Office from 1981 to 1987. In 1987, Steele joined the US Attorney's Office and served as the Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama from 1987 to 1989.[1]

Military service

While in law school, Steele served with distinction in the United States Marine Corps from 1972 to 1979 and in the Alabama National Guard as a reserve from 1979 to 1990. He served in the US Army Reserve from 1990 to 1997.[1]

Judicial career

Southern District of Alabama, Magistrate

Steele served as a federal magistrate judge in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama from 1990 to 2003 before being appointed to the Federal Bench[1].

Southern District of Alabama

On the unanimous recommendation of Senators Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby, Steele was appointed by President George W. Bush on January 7, 2003 to a seat vacated by Richard Vollmer. Steele was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 13, 2003 and received commission on March 14, 2003.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Richard Vollmer
Southern District of Alabama
2003–Current
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
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