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Walter King Stapleton (born 1934) is a United States federal judge.

Stapleton was born in Cuthbert, Georgia. He received a A.B. from Princeton University in 1956. He received a LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1959. He received a LL.M. from University of Virginia School of Law in 1984. He was in private practice of law in Wilmington, Delaware from 1959 to 1970. He was a Deputy attorney general of Delaware from 1963 to 1964.

Stapleton was a federal judge to the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. Stapleton was nominated by President Richard M. Nixon on September 22, 1970, to a seat vacated by Edwin D. Steel , Jr.. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 8, 1970, and received commission on October 14, 1970. Served as chief judge, 1983-1985. Stapleton's service was terminated on May 8, 1985, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Stapleton was a federal judge to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Stapleton was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on March 27, 1985, to a new seat created by 98 Stat. 333; He was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 3, 1985, and received commission on April 4, 1985. Assumed senior status on June 2, 1999.

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