Wiley Young Daniel
Wiley Young Daniel
|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado|
January 1, 2013 – May 10, 2019
|Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado|
|Preceded by||Lewis Thornton Babcock|
|Succeeded by||Marcia S. Krieger|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado|
June 30, 1995 – January 1, 2013
|Appointed by||Bill Clinton|
|Preceded by||Sherman Glenn Finesilver|
|Succeeded by||Raymond P. Moore|
|Born||September 10, 1946|
|Died||May 10, 2019 (aged 72)|
|Education||Howard University (B.A.)|
Howard University School of Law (J.D.)
Wiley Young Daniel (September 10, 1946 – May 10, 2019) was a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.
Early education and career
Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Daniel received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University in 1968 and a Juris Doctor from Howard University School of Law in 1971. He was in private practice in Detroit, Michigan from 1971 to 1977, and was also a director of Wayne County Neighborhood Legal Services from 1974 to 1976, and an adjunct professor at the Detroit College of Law from 1974 to 1977. In 1977, he moved his private practice to Denver, Colorado, and became an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado School of Law, where he continued teaching until 1980. He was also a director of Colorado's Personnel Services Board from 1979 to 1983, and was a director and vice-chair of the Iliff School of Theology in 1983.
Federal judicial service
On March 31, 1995, Daniel was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of Colorado vacated by Sherman Glenn Finesilver. Daniel was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 30, 1995, and received his commission the same day. He served as chief judge from 2008 to 2013. He took senior status on January 1, 2013 and died on May 10, 2019.
- Tabachnik, Sam (May 11, 2019). "Wiley Daniel, Colorado's first African-American federal judge, dies at 72". denverpost.com. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
- Wiley Young Daniel at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
Sherman Glenn Finesilver
| Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado
Raymond P. Moore
Lewis Thornton Babcock
| Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado
Marcia S. Krieger