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United States district judge

Paul X. Williams, United States district judge. Bar: Arkansas 1931. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945.

Background

Williams, Paul X. was born on February 19, 1908 in Booneville, Arkansas, United States. Son of Charles X. and Salley Ethel (Cruce) Williams.

Education

Bachelor, University Arkansas, 1928. Juris Doctor, University Arkansas, 1930.

Career

Born in Booneville, Arkansas, Williams received a B.A. from the University of Arkansas in 1929 and an LL.B. from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1930. He was in the United States Navy Lieutenant Commander from 1942 to 1946. He was an assistant U.S. Attorney of the Western District of Arkansas from 1947 to 1948.

He was a judge on the Chancery Court of Arkansas from 1949 to 1967. Williams was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas. Williams was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson on May 24, 1967, to a seat vacated by John E. Miller.

He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 12, 1967, and received his commission the same day. He served as chief judge from 1973-1981. He assumed senior status on October 31, 1981.

Williams served in that capacity until his death, in Booneville, Arkansas.

Achievements

  • Bar: Arkansas 1931.

Membership

Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Hays, May 16, 1935. Children: Paul X., Charles David, Elizabeth Williams Danielson, Sara Virginia, John Roger.

father:
Charles X. Williams

mother:
Salley Ethel (Cruce) Williams

spouse:
Elizabeth Hays

child:
Paul X. Williams

child:
Charles David Williams

child:
Elizabeth Williams Danielson Williams

child:
Sara Virginia Williams

child:
John Roger Williams