William James Lindberg

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William James Lindberg (December 17, 1904 – December 15, 1981) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Minot, North Dakota, Lindberg received a LL.B. from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1927 and an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law School in 1928. He was a Clerk, U.S. Sen. C.C. Dill in 1928. He was in private practice in Spokane, Washington from 1928-33. He was a Professor of law, Gonzaga Law School from 1928-33. He was a Secretary, Washington State Senate in 1933. He was an Assistant state attorney general of Washington from 1933-34. He was a member of the Washington State Liquor Control Board from 1934-41. He was in private practice in Olympia, Washington from 1941-44. He was in private practice in Seattle, Washington from 1944-51.

Lindberg was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. Lindberg was nominated by President Harry S. Truman on March 12, 1951, to a seat vacated by Lloyd L. Black. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 24, 1951, and received his commission on April 25, 1951. He served as chief judge from 1959-1971. He assumed senior status on March 1, 1971. Lindberg served in that capacity until his death.

Lindberg was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. Lindberg was nominated by Harry S. Truman on March 12, 1951, to a seat vacated by Lloyd L. Black. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 24, 1951, and received his commission on April 25, 1951. Lindberg served in that capacity until May 19, 1961, due to assignment to another court.

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Preceded by
Lloyd Llewellyn Black
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
1951–1971
Succeeded by
Walter Thomas McGovern
Preceded by
Lloyd Llewellyn Black
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
1951–1971
Succeeded by
seat abolished