Walter Thomas McGovern

Personal

Birthday: 
1922
Birthplace: 
Seattle, WA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Seattle, Washington, 1950-1959
Judge, Seattle [Washington] Municipal Court, 1959-1965
Judge, Superior Court of the State of Washington, King County, 1965-1968
Justice, Supreme Court of the State of Washington, 1968-1971

Education

Name of School: 
University of Washington
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1949
Name of School - Second: 

University of Washington School of Law

The University of Washington School of Law, located in Seattle, was first organized in 1899 and is fully accredited. The current law building, William H. Gates Hall, was completed and occupied in September of 2003 and is located on the Northwest corner of the main University campus. The building houses classrooms, student lounge, a coffee/snack kiosk, locker areas, the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library, and offices for faculty, administration, and student organizations. Financial aid, registration, and career service functions are run primarily as in-house operations. The building itself is fully accessible to persons in wheelchairs and is equipped with braille identifiers. William H. Gates Hall is a designated non-smoking area.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1950

Judicial Career

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

Washington Western District Court

President Nominating: 
Richard M. Nixon
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
4/23/1971
Retirement from Active Service: 
9/30/1987
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