Hiram Emory Widener Jr.

Personal

Birthday: 
4/30/1923
Birthplace: 
Abingdon, VA
Date of Death: 
9/19/2007
Place of Death: 
Abingdon, VA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Navy lieutenant junior grade, 1944-1949,
U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant, 1951-1952
Private practice, Bristol, Virginia, 1953-1969
Commissioner, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 1963-1966
Member, Virginia Election Laws Study Commission, 1968-1969

Education

Name of School: 
U.S. Naval Academy
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1944
Name of School - Second: 

Washington and Lee University School of Law

Washington and Lee University's School of Law was one of just 12 of the nation's top 30 law schools to post black enrollment gains over the past decade, and one of four with gains exceeding 15 percent, with an increase of 33% from 1997 to 2006.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1953

Judicial Career

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

Virginia Western District Court

President Nominating: 
Richard M. Nixon
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
7/14/1969
Termination Date: 
10/27/1972
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Second: 
10/17/1972
Retirement from Active Service - Second: 
7/17/2007
Termination Date - Second: 
9/19/2007
Termination Reason - Second: 
Death
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