Walter King Stapleton

Personal

Birthday: 
1934
Birthplace: 
Cuthbert, GA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Wilmington, Delaware, 1959-1970
Deputy attorney general, State of Delaware, 1963-1964

Education

Name of School: 
Princeton University
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1956
Name of School - Second: 

Harvard Law School

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Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1959
Name of School - Third: 

University of Virginia School of Law

Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. Intellectual challenges are met in a spirit of cooperation. Small first-year sections promote individual inquiry while providing support and friendship. Students learn together, reading each other's work and freely sharing course outlines and other materials, confidently relying on the nation's oldest student-run Honor System to maintain the highest ethical standards.

Degree - Third: 
LL.M.
Degree Year - Third: 
1984

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of Delaware
Court Name: 

Delaware District Court

President Nominating: 
Richard M. Nixon
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
10/14/1970
Termination Date: 
5/8/1985
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

Third Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Second: 
4/4/1985
Retirement from Active Service - Second: 
6/2/1999
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