William Matthew Kidd

Personal

Birthday: 
6/15/1918
Birthplace: 
Burnsville, WV
Date of Death: 
12/20/1998
Place of Death: 
Morgantown, WV
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Navy, 1942-1945
State delegate, West Virginia, 1950-1952
Private practice, West Virginia, 1952-1974
Prosecutor, Braxton County, West Virginia, 1962-1970
Judge, West Virginia Circuit Court, Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, 1974-1979; chief judge, 1976-1979

Education

Name of School: 

West Virginia University Law School

The West Virginia University College of Law offers a curriculum which blends skills, perspectives, and substantive law courses in a supportive learning environment. WVU is recognized nationally as a leader in providing a student-centered learning experience. The Law Center provides access to the Internet through a wireless network and has other state-of-the-art technology, including connections for laptops at each seat in the classrooms, web access at each carrel in the library, and video conferencing and distance learning facilities. Our graduates are employed at the major law firms in West Virginia, are members of the judiciary, and hold important positions in government. They are also in major law firms from New York City to Hong Kong, Rome to Pittsburgh and San Diego to Richmond. Many graduates also run their own offices and work tirelessly for those who have little or no money but desperately need legal representation.

Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1950

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
Court Name: 

West Virginia Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
Jimmy Carter
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
12/21/1979
Termination Date: 
1/14/1983
Termination Reason: 
Reassignment
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
Court Name - Second: 

West Virginia Northern District Court

Commission Date - Second: 
1/14/1983
Retirement from Active Service - Second: 
1/15/1990
Termination Date - Second: 
12/20/1998
Termination Reason - Second: 
Death
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