William Colbert Keady

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William Colbert Keady
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
In office
April 26, 1983 – June 16, 1989
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
In office
1968–1982
Preceded byClaude Feemster Clayton
Succeeded byLyonel Thomas Senter Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
In office
April 4, 1968 – April 26, 1983
Appointed byLyndon B. Johnson
Preceded bySeat established by 80 Stat. 75
Succeeded byNeal Brooks Biggers Jr.
Personal details
Born
William Colbert Keady

(1913-04-02)April 2, 1913
Greenville, Mississippi
DiedJune 16, 1989(1989-06-16) (aged 76)
Jackson, Mississippi
EducationWashington University School of Law (LL.B.)

William Colbert Keady (April 2, 1913 – June 16, 1989) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Greenville, Mississippi, Keady received a Bachelor of Laws from Washington University School of Law in 1936. He was in private practice in Greenville from 1936 to 1968. He was a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1940 to 1943, and of the Mississippi State Senate from 1944 to 1945.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On March 26, 1968, Keady was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi created by 80 Stat. 75. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 3, 1968, and received his commission on April 4, 1968. He served as Chief Judge from 1968 to 1982, and assumed senior status on April 26, 1983.[1] Keady served in that capacity until his death in Jackson, Mississippi, on June 16, 1989, at age 76.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b William Colbert Keady at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ New York Times News Service (June 18, 1989). "U.S. JUDGE WILLIAM C. KEADY, 76". chicagotribune.com. Retrieved 2018-10-03.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 80 Stat. 75
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
1968–1983
Succeeded by
Neal Brooks Biggers Jr.
Preceded by
Claude Feemster Clayton
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
1968–1982
Succeeded by
Lyonel Thomas Senter Jr.