Spencer Mortimer Williams
Spencer Mortimer Williams (February 24, 1922 – January 3, 2008) was a United States federal judge.
Born in Reading, Massachusetts, Williams was in the United States Navy Lieutenant (JG) during World War II, from 1943 to 1946. He received an A.B. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1943 and an LL.B. from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law in 1948. He was in private practice in San Jose, California from 1948 to 1949. He was a Deputy county counsel, Santa Clara County, California from 1949 to 1950. He was a U.S. Naval Reserve Lieutenant from 1950 to 1952. He was a County counsel, Santa Clara County, California from 1952 to 1966. He was a Secretary, California State Human Relations Agency from 1967 to 1970. He was in private practice in Sacramento and San Jose, California from 1970 to 1971.
Williams was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Williams was nominated by President Richard Nixon on June 12, 1971, to a new seat created by 84 Stat. 294. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 29, 1971, and received his commission the same day. He assumed senior status on February 23, 1987. Williams served in that capacity until his death, in Carmichael, California, in 2008.
- Spencer Mortimer Williams at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California