Wayne Edward Alley

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Wayne Edward Alley (born May 18, 1932) is a United States federal judge.

Born in Portland, Oregon, Alley received an A.B. from Stanford University in 1952 and was a Lieutenant in the United States Army during the Korean War, from 1952 to 1954. He received a J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1957, and was a law clerk on the Supreme Court of Oregon, in Salem, Oregon in 1957, and then in private practice in Portland from 1957 to 1959. He returned to the military as Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, U. S. Army Artillery and Missile Center, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 1959-1960 and then as Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, Headquarters, U. S. Army Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa, Japan), 1960-1964. He was in the Thirteenth Career Class, TJAGSA, 1965, and was a member of the faculty of Judge Advocate General's School in Charlottesville, Virginia from 1965 to 1968. He was a Military Judge for the U.S. Army Trial Judiciary in Saigon, Republic of Vietnam from 1968 to 1969, and at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii from 1970 to 1972. He then served on the U.S. Army Court of Military Review in Falls Church, Virginia from 1972 to 1975, serving as Chief Trial Judge of that court in 1975. He was chief of the Criminal Law Division, Office of the Judge Advocate General, Department of the Army, in Washington, D.C. from 1975 to 1978, and in the United States Army, Judge Advocate, in Heidelberg, Germany from 1978 to 1981. He was Dean and professor of law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, in Norman, Oklahoma from 1981 to 1985.

On May 29, 1985, Alley was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma created by 98 Stat. 333. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 10, 1985, and received his commission the following day. He assumed senior status on May 16, 1999, and continues to serve in that capacity.