William Glassell Somerville, American lawyer. Bar: Alabama 1961, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1963, United States Supreme Court 1964, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1968, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1981. Member of American Bar Association, Ivy (Princeton), American Judicature Society, Birmingham Bar Association, Alabama Bar Association, Rotary, Birmingham Country Club.
Law clerk to chief judge United States District Court (northern district), Alabama, 1961—1963. Associate Lange, Simpson, Robinson & Somerville,, Birmingham, 1963—1966, partner, from 1966. Member supreme court advisory committee Rules Alabama appellate procedure, 1972—1977.
Member standing committee Alabama rules appellate procedure, 1979—1986. Served with Counter Intelligence Corps United States Army, 1955-1958.