William Edward Doyle

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William Edward Doyle (February 5, 1911 – May 2, 1986) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Denver, Colorado, Doyle received an LL.B. from George Washington University Law School in 1937 and an A.B. from the University of Colorado in 1940. He served as deputy district attorney of Denver, Colorado from 1938 to 1941, before entering private practice in Denver from 1941 to 1943. He was in the United States Army during World War II, from 1943 to 1945. He returned to private practice in Denver from 1946 to 1958, and also served as chief deputy district attorney of Denver from 1948 to 1952. He was a judge on the Colorado District Court from 1948 to 1949. He was a Justice of the Supreme Court of Colorado from 1959 to 1961.

On September 14, 1961, Doyle was nominated by President John F. Kennedy to a new seat on the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. created by 75 Stat. 80. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 21, 1961, and received his commission on September 22, 1961.

Doyle was later elevated by President Richard M. Nixon to a seat the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit vacated by Alfred Paul Murrah. Nominated on March 25, 1971, Doyle was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 21, 1971, and received his commission on April 26, 1971. He assumed senior status on December 28, 1984, serving thereafter until his death, in Denver, in 1986.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado
1961–1971
Succeeded by
Sherman Glenn Finesilver
Preceded by
Alfred P. Murrah
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
1971–1984
Succeeded by
David M. Ebel