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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas|
|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|
|Home State:||Little Rock, AR|
|Bachelors:||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
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. 
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.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Eastern District of Arkansas
|Magistrate judges||H. David Young • Jerry Cavaneau • J. Thomas Ray • Beth Deere • Jerome Kearney • Joe J. Volpe •|
|Former Article III judges||
Henry Woods • William Overton • Richard Arnold • Terry Shell • Daniel Ringo • Henry Clay Caldwell • John Williams • Jacob Trieber • John Ellis Martineau • Thomas Trimble • Harry Lemley • Oren Harris • Jesse Henley • George Howard • Elsijane Roy • Stephen Reasoner • Gordon Young •
|Former Chief judges|