Walter Early Craig

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Walter Early Craig (May 26, 1909 – June 29, 1986) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Oakland, California, Craig received a B.A. from Stanford University in 1931 and a J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1934. He was a Lawyer for HOLC in San Francisco, California from 1934 to 1936, and was in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona from 1936 to 1964, interrupted by service in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

On August 26, 1963, Craig was nominated by President John F. Kennedy to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Arizona vacated by Arthur M. Davis. Craig was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 25, 1963, and received his commission on October 2, 1963. He served as chief judge from 1973-1979. He assumed senior status on October 1, 1979. Craig's serving in that capacity until his death, in Phoenix, Arizona.