William H. Timbers

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William Homer Timbers (September 5, 1915 – November 26, 1994) was a longtime federal judge in the United States.

Timbers graduated from Dartmouth College and Yale Law School. He spent many years in private practice in New York City and Stamford, Connecticut, including several years as a member of the firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate & Timbers (now Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom). From 1953 to 1956, Timbers served as general counsel of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

In 1960, President Dwight D. Eisenhower nominated Timbers to the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Timbers served on that court for 11 years and was its Chief Judge from 1964 to 1971.

In 1971, President Richard M. Nixon promoted Timbers to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Timbers assumed senior status on the court in 1981. He died in 1994.

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