William Albert Norris
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit|
June 18, 1980 – July 7, 1994
|Appointed by||Jimmy Carter|
|Preceded by||Walter Ely|
|Succeeded by||William Fletcher|
August 30, 1927 |
Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Alma mater||Princeton University
William Albert Norris (born August 30, 1927) was a judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Norris was nominated for the position by Jimmy Carter on February 27, 1980 after the seat which Walter Raleigh Ely, Jr. had occupied became vacant. After being confirmed by the senate in June, 1980, he received his commission on June 18, 1980. He assumed senior status on July 7, 1994, and then retired, and his service terminated, on October 24, 1997.
Norris received most of his education during his adolescent years at Princeton University, only moving in 1954 to study at Stanford Law School. Norris had served in the United States Navy between 1945 and 1947, as well as being hired as a private law clerk, among other jobs at different times.
- William Albert Norris at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit