William Cameron Canby Jr.

Personal

Birthday: 
1931
Birthplace: 
St. Paul, MN
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Air Force lieutenant and judge advocate, 1956-1958
Law clerk, Hon. Charles E. Whittaker, Supreme Court of the United States, 1958-1959
Private practice, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1959-1962
U.S. Peace Corps, 1962-1966; associate director, Ethiopia, 1962-1963; deputy director, Ethiopia, 1963-1964, director, Uganda, 1964-1966
Special assistant, U.S. Sen. Walter F. Mondale, Minnesota, Washington, D.C., 1966
Special assistant, President Harris Wofford, State University of New York at Old Westbury, 1967
Professor of law, Arizona State University, 1967-1980
Director, Office of Indian Law, Arizona State University College of Law
Visiting Fulbright professor of law, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, 1970-1971

Education

Name of School: 
Yale University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1953
Name of School - Second: 

University of Minnesota Law School

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Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1956

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Court Name: 

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

President Nominating: 
Jimmy Carter
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
5/23/1980
Retirement from Active Service: 
5/23/1996
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