William John Keefe
|William John Keefe|
|Judge of the United States Customs Court|
June 13, 1933 – January 15, 1947
|Appointed by||Franklin D. Roosevelt|
|Preceded by||George M. Young|
|Succeeded by||Jed Joseph Johnson|
November 17, 1873|
|Died||September 14, 1955
Bronxville, New York
|Alma mater||University of Iowa College of Law LL.B.|
Keefe was born on November 17, 1873, in Clinton, Iowa. He received a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1894 from the University of Iowa College of Law. He worked in private practice in Clinton from 1895 to 1902 and again from 1910 to 1933. He served as county attorney for Clinton County from 1902 to 1910.
Federal Judicial Service
On June 8, 1933, President Roosevelt nominated Keefe to serve as a Judge for the United States Customs Court, to the seat vacated by Judge George M. Young. He was confirmed by the Senate on June 10, 1933, and he received his commission on June 13, 1933. He retired from the court on January 15, 1947 and was succeeded by Judge Jed Joseph Johnson.
- William John Keefe at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
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