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William Wilson
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   10/1/1993 - 10/1/2008
Senior:   10/1/2008 - Present
Preceded by:   Garnett Eisele
Succeeded by:   D.P. Marshall
Personal History
Born:   1939
Hometown:   Little Rock, AR
Undergraduate:   Hendrix College, B.A., 1962
Law School:   Vanderbilt U. Law School, J.D., 1965
Military service:   U.S. Navy 1966 - 1969

William Roy Wilson, Jr. is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. He is serving on senior status.

Early life and education

A native of Arkansas, Wilson graduated from Hendrix College with his bachelor's degree in 1962 and later graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School with his Juris Doctor degree in 1965.[1]

Professional career

Wilson spent his pre-judicial legal career in private practice in Arkansas from 1965 to 1966 and 1969 to 1993. He served as a deputy prosecuting attorney for Miller County from 1965 to 1966. Wilson took a three year recess from his legal career to serve as an active-duty U.S. Navy Lieutenant from 1966 to 1969 in the height of the Vietnam War.[1]

Judicial career

Eastern District of Arkansas

On the unanimous recommendation of Senators David Pryor and Dave Bumpers, Wilson was nominated by President Bill Clinton on August 6, 1993, to a seat vacated by Thomas Eisele. Wilson was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 30, 1993 on a Senate vote and received commission on October 1, 1993. He assumed senior status on October 1, 2008.[1]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Garnett Eisele
Eastern District of Arkansas
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
D.P. Marshall

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