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William L. Dwyer

William L. Dwyer, American federal judge. Bar: Washington 1953, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1959, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1968. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1953-1956. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers, American Bar Foundation, Honorary Order of Coif; member American Bar Association, Inter-American Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Supreme Court History Society, 9th Circuit History Association.

Background

  • Dwyer, William L. was born on March 26, 1929 in Olympia, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of William E. and Ila (Williams) Dwyer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Law, University Washington, 1951. Juris Doctor, New York University, 1953. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Gonzaga University, 1994.

    Career

    • Law clerk Supreme Court Washington, Olympia, 1957. Partner Culp, Dwyer, Guterson & Grader, Seattle, 1957-1987. Judge The United States of America District Court (western district) Washington, from 1987, now senior judge.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Washington 1953, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1959, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1968.

    Works

    • The Goldmark Case: An American Libel Trial
    • In 1962 John Goldmark, cattle rancher, Harvard Law School graduate, and distinguished three-term state legislator for a lightly populated area in north central Washington, was overwhelmingly defeated in his bid for reelection.
    • Author: The Goldmark Case, 1984 (Gavel award American Bar Association 1985, Governor's award Washington 1985).

    Membership

    1st lieutenant United States Army, 1953-1956. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers, American Bar Foundation, Honorary Order of Coif. Member American Bar Association, Inter-American Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Supreme Court History Society, 9th Circuit History Association.

    Connections

    • Married Vasiliki Asimakopulos, October 5, 1952. Chldren: Joanna, Anthony, Charles.
    • father: William E. Dwyer
    • mother: Ila (Williams) Dwyer
    • spouse: Vasiliki Asimakopulos
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    Died February 12, 2002
    (aged 72)
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