William Henry Becker

Personal

Birthday: 
8/26/1909
Birthplace: 
Brookhaven, MS
Date of Death: 
2/2/1992
Place of Death: 
Columbia, MO
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Columbia, Missouri, 1932-1961
Special counsel, Missouri Insurance Department, 1936-1944
Counsel, Gov. Lloyd Stark, Missouri, in Kansas City criminal investigation, 1938-1939
U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant, 1944-1945
U.S. Naval Reserve, 1945-1947
Special assistant to director, Economic Stabilization Commission of the United States, 1945-1946
Special commissioner, Supreme Court of Missouri, 1954-1958

Education

Name of School: 

University of Missouri Columbia School of Law

The MU School of Law aspires to be the school of choice for outstanding students, both from Missouri and other states. As a national leader in the field of dispute resolution, we seek to complement a strong traditional curriculum with an orientation toward lawyering as a problem-solving endeavor. We strive to foster a diverse faculty of nationally recognized scholars who are committed to effective teaching, and to attract a student body with diverse experiences and views. We also strive to offer an intellectually rigorous and collegial environment for the study of law. Furthermore, we seek to graduate well-rounded lawyers who are sensitive to ethical issues, prepared to serve clients, and ready to be leaders in promoting justice.

Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1932

Judicial Career

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

Missouri Western District Court

President Nominating: 
John F. Kennedy
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
9/18/1961
Retirement from Active Service: 
2/8/1977
Termination Date: 
2/2/1992
Termination Reason: 
Death
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