Benjamin Hale Settle

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Benjamin Hale Settle
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
Assumed office
July 2, 2007
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by Frank Burgess
Personal details
Born Benjamin Hale Settle
1947 (age 69–70)
Olympia, Washington
Education Claremont McKenna College B.A.
Willamette University College of Law J.D.

Benjamin Hale Settle (born 1947) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Olympia, Washington, Settle received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Claremont McKenna College in 1969 and a Juris Doctor from Willamette University College of Law in 1972. He was in private practice in Washington in 1972, and again from 1976 to 2007. From 1973 to 1976, he was in the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the United States Army.

Federal judicial service[edit]

On January 9, 2007, Settle was nominated by President George W. Bush to a seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington vacated by Frank Burgess. Settle was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 28, 2007, and received his commission on July 2, 2007.

Sources[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Frank Burgess
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
2007–present
Incumbent