Benjamin Hale Settle

Personal

Birthday: 
1947
Birthplace: 
Olympia, WA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Washington, 1972, 1976-2007
U.S. Army, JAG Corps, 1973-1976

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, November 15, 2006; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Claremont McKenna College
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1969
Name of School - Second: 

Willamette University College of Law

Willamette University is an independent, nonsectarian institution of higher learning founded in 1842, which educates men and women in the liberal arts and in selected professional fields. The University's mission now extends far beyond from the Oregon Territory and the Pacific Northwest to encompass the larger world beyond. In its pursuits, Willamette University: cherishes the dignity and worth of all individuals, and strives to reflect the diversity of our world; encourages close relationships among faculty, students, and staff to enhance learning and foster community; provides a lively and challenging education in a small university setting where teaching and learning are strengthened by ongoing scholarship and research; embraces a commitment to service and leadership in our various communities and professions; honors its historic roots in The United Methodist Church and values the ethical and spiritual dimension of education; believes that education is a lifelong process of discovery, delight, and growth, the hallmark of a humane life.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1972

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Western District of Washington
Court Name: 

Washington Western District Court

President Nominating: 
George W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
7/2/2007
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