William Austin Ingram

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William Austin Ingram
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
In office
November 15, 1990 – May 26, 2002
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
In office
1988–1990
Preceded byRobert Francis Peckham
Succeeded byThelton Henderson
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
In office
July 23, 1976 – November 15, 1990
Appointed byGerald Ford
Preceded byAlfonso Zirpoli
Succeeded bySaundra Brown Armstrong
Personal details
Born
William Austin Ingram

(1924-07-06)July 6, 1924
Jeffersonville, Indiana
DiedMay 26, 2002(2002-05-26) (aged 77)
Menlo Park, California
EducationUniversity of Louisville School of Law (LL.B.)

William Austin Ingram (July 6, 1924 – May 26, 2002) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Jeffersonville, Indiana, Ingram served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve during World War II, from 1943 to 1946. He received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Louisville School of Law in 1950, and was in private practice in San Francisco, California from 1951 to 1955, and in San Jose, California from 1955 to 1969. He was a deputy district attorney of Santa Clara County, California from 1955 to 1957. He served as a judge of the Municipal Court for the Mountain View Judicial District in Palo Alto, California from 1969 to 1971. In 1971, Ingram was appointed to the Superior Court bench in Santa Clara County by California Governor Ronald Reagan.[1] He served there until 1976.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On June 2, 1976, Ingram was nominated by President Gerald Ford to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California vacated by Judge Alfonso Zirpoli. Ingram was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 23, 1976, and received his commission the same day. He served as Chief Judge from 1988 to 1990, assuming senior status on November 15, 1990. Ingram served in that capacity until his death on May 26, 2002, in Menlo Park, California.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Magee Judge Named". New York Times. New York, New York. June 3, 1973. p. 26. Retrieved July 14, 2010.
  2. ^ a b William Austin Ingram at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Alfonso Zirpoli
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
1976–1990
Succeeded by
Saundra Brown Armstrong
Preceded by
Robert Francis Peckham
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
1988–1990
Succeeded by
Thelton Henderson