William F. Downes

Personal

Birthday: 
1946
Birthplace: 
Boston, MA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Marine Corps captain, 1968-1971
Private practice, Green River, Wyoming, 1975-1978
Private practice, Casper, Wyoming, 1978-1994

Education

Name of School: 
North Texas State University (now University of North Texas)
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1968
Name of School - Second: 

University of Houston Law Center

UH Law Center boasts a number of programs that span the panoply of legal issues- health law, intellectual property & information law, consumer law, energy & environmental law, criminal justice. Two of our institutes, which oversee the UH Law Center programs, are considered among the best in the country: Health Law & Policy Institute and Intellectual Property & Information Law.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1974

Judicial Career

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

Wyoming District Court

President Nominating: 
William J. Clinton
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
6/16/1994
Termination Date: 
7/24/2011
Termination Reason: 
Retirement
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