William Benner Enright

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William Benner Enright
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California
In office
June 30, 1972 – July 12, 1990
Appointed by Richard Nixon
Preceded by John Clifford Wallace
Succeeded by Marilyn L. Huff
Personal details
Born (1925-07-12) July 12, 1925 (age 92)
New York City, New York
Alma mater Dartmouth College
Loyola Law School
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Navy Reserve
Years of service 1943–1946
Unit JAG Corps
Battles/wars World War II

William Benner Enright (born July 12, 1925) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

Born in New York City,[1] Enright was in the United States Navy Reserve during World War II, from 1943 to 1946. He was a United States Navy Reserve, JAG Corps from 1947 to 1962. He received an A.B. from Dartmouth College in 1947 and an LL.B. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California in 1950. He was a Deputy district attorney of San Diego County from 1951 to 1954. He was in private practice in San Diego, California from 1954 to 1972.

On June 13, 1972, Enright was nominated by President Richard Nixon to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of California vacated by John Clifford Wallace. Enright was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 28, 1972, and received his commission on June 30, 1972. He assumed senior status on July 12, 1990.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
John Clifford Wallace
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California
1972–1990
Succeeded by
Marilyn L. Huff