Billy Roy Wilson

Personal

Birthday: 
1939
Birthplace: 
Little Rock, AR
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Texarkana, Arkansas, 1965-1966
Deputy prosecutor, Miller County, Arkansas, 1965-1966
U.S. Navy lieutenant junior grade, 1966-1969
Private practice, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1969-1993

Nominated and served until January 12, 2011, under the name William Roy Wilson, Jr.

Education

Name of School: 
Hendrix College
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1962
Name of School - Second: 

Vanderbilt University Law School

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Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1965

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
Court Name: 

Arkansas Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
William J. Clinton
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
10/1/1993
Retirement from Active Service: 
10/1/2008
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