William Benson Bryant

Personal

Birthday: 
9/18/1911
Birthplace: 
Wetumpka, AL
Date of Death: 
11/13/2005
Place of Death: 
Washington, DC
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army, 1943-1947
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1948-1951, 1954-1965
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Columbia, 1951-1954

Education

Name of School: 
Howard University
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1932
Name of School - Second: 

Howard University School of Law

Consistent with providing the professional leadership necessary to advocate and defend the rights of all, but particularly of African-Americans and other minorities, it is the Law School's mission to: Educate and enable students to develop their highest capabilities and skills as lawyers; Engage as an institution in the active pursuit of solutions to domestic and international legal, social, economic and political problems that are of particular concern to minority groups; and Imbue its students with dedication to excellence and commitment to the solutions to those problems.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1936

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Court Name: 

District of Columbia District Court

President Nominating: 
Lyndon B. Johnson
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
8/11/1965
Retirement from Active Service: 
1/31/1982
Termination Date: 
11/13/2005
Termination Reason: 
Death
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