William Timbers

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William Timbers
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Current Court Information:
Second Circuit
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #6
Service:
Appointed by:   Richard Nixon
Active:   7/29/1971 - 7/10/1981
Senior:   7/10/1981 - 11/26/1994
Preceded by:   Robert Palmer Anderson
Succeeded by:   George Pratt
Past post:   District of Connecticut
Past chief:   1964 - 1971
Past term:   9/2/1960 - 8/6/1971
Past position:   Seat #1
Personal History
Born:   September 5, 1915
Hometown:   Yonkers, NY
Deceased:   November 26, 1994
Undergraduate:   Dartmouth College, A.B., 1937
Law School:   Yale Law, LL.B., 1940
William Homer Timbers {September 5, 1915-November 26, 1994) was a federal judge who served with the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. He joined the Second Circuit in 1971 after an appointment from Richard Nixon. He joined the District of Connecticut in 1960 after an appointment from Dwight Eisenhower. At the time of his appointment, he was a private practice attorney. Timbers served as chief judge on the District of Connecticut from 1964-1971. He assumed senior status on July 10, 1981, serving in this position until his death on November 26, 1994.[1]

Early life and education

  • Dartmouth College, A.B., 1937
  • Yale Law School, LL.B., 1940[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, New York City, 1940-1948
  • Private practice, Stamford, Connecticut, 1948-1953
  • General counsel, Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, DC, 1953-1956
  • Private practice, New York City, 1956-1960[1]

Judicial career

Second Circuit

Timbers was nominated to the Second Circuit by Richard M. Nixon on May 13, 1971 to the seat vacated by Robert Palmer Anderson. He was confirmed by the Senate on July 29, 1971, receiving his commission on July 29, 1971. He assumed senior status on July 10, 1981, serving in this position until his death on November 26, 1994.[1] He was succeeded to this post by Jon Newman.

District of Connecticut

Timbers was nominated by Dwight Eisenhower to the District of Connecticut on January 11, 1960 to the seat vacated by J. Joseph Smith. He was then confirmed by the Senate on September 1, 1960, receiving his commission on September 2, 1960. Timbers served as chief judge on the District of Connecticut from 1964-1971. He ended his service with this court on August 6, 1971 when he moved to the Second Circuit.[1] He was succeeded to this post by George Pratt.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
John Joseph Smith
District of Connecticut
1960–1971
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
Jon Newman
Preceded by:
Robert Palmer Anderson
Second Circuit
1971–1981
Seat #6
Succeeded by:
George Pratt




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