William Colbert Keady

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William Colbert Keady (April 2, 1913 – June 16, 1989) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Greenville, Mississippi, Keady received an LL.B. from Washington University School of Law in 1936. He was in private practice in Greenville, Mississippi 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.

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. Keady served in that capacity until his death, aged 76, in 1989.[where?]