William Louis Beatty

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William Louis Beatty
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
In office
November 9, 1992 – July 22, 2001
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
In office
October 5, 1979 – November 9, 1992
Appointed by Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Seat established by 93 Stat. 6
Succeeded by David R. Herndon
Personal details
Born William Louis Beatty
(1925-09-04)September 4, 1925
Mendota, Illinois
Died July 22, 2001(2001-07-22) (aged 75)
Edwardsville, Illinois
Education Saint Louis University School of Law (LL.B.)

William Louis Beatty (September 4, 1925 – July 22, 2001) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Mendota, Illinois, Beatty was in the United States Army during World War II, from 1943 to 1946, and then received a Bachelor of Laws from the Saint Louis University School of Law in 1950. He was in private practice in Granite City, Illinois from 1950 to 1968, and was a circuit judge in Madison County, Illinois from 1968 to 1979.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On July 31, 1979, Beatty was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois created by 93 Stat. 6. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 4, 1979, and received his commission on October 5, 1979. He assumed senior status on November 9, 1992, serving in that capacity until his death, on July 22, 2001, in Edwardsville, Illinois.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 93 Stat. 6
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
1979–1992
Succeeded by
David R. Herndon