Walter King Stapleton

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Walter Stapleton
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 2, 1999
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
In office
April 4, 1985 – June 2, 1999
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Seat established
Succeeded by Thomas Ambro
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware
In office
December 23, 1983 – April 4, 1985
Preceded by James Latchum
Succeeded by Murray Schwartz
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware
In office
October 14, 1970 – April 4, 1985
Appointed by Richard Nixon
Preceded by Edwin Steel
Succeeded by Jane Roth
Personal details
Born 1934 (age 79–80)
Cuthbert, Georgia, U.S.
Alma mater Princeton University
Harvard University
University of Virginia

Walter King Stapleton (born 1934 in Cuthbert, GA) is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He assumed senior status on June 2, 1999.

Stapleton received his A.B. from Princeton University in 1956, his L.L.B. from Harvard Law School in 1959, and his L.L.M. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1984. He served as Deputy Attorney General of Delaware from 1963 to 1964. In 1970, Stapleton was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Delaware by Richard Nixon. He served as Chief Judge from 1983 to 1985. In 1985, he was nominated to the Third Circuit by Ronald Reagan.[1] He received his commission April 5, 1985. He assumed senior status on June 2, 1999.

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  1. ^ "Metropolitan News in Brief". The Philadelphia Inquirer. March 28, 1985. p. B02. 
Legal offices
Preceded by
Edwin Steel
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware
1970–1985
Succeeded by
Jane Roth
Preceded by
James Latchum
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware
1983–1985
Succeeded by
Murray Schwartz
New seat Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
1985–1999
Succeeded by
Thomas Ambro