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Administrative law judge

William Beasley Harris, American administrative law judge. Bar: District of Columbia 1947, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1947, United States Court Appeals (3rd circuit) 1948, United States Supreme Court 1952, United States Court Military Appeals 1955. Recipient Community Service award, Legal Aid Society, District of Columbia, 1961, Commissioner's Youth Council, 1961, League of Vermont Writers, 1965.

Background

Harris, William Beasley was born on September 16, 1914 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Paul J. and Myrl (Beasley) Harris.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Education, Temple University, 1940. Juris Doctor, Temple University, 1946.

Career

Professor, law North Carolina College School Law, Durham, 1947—1948, Texas Southern School Law, Houston, 1949—1952, Howard University School Law, 1954—1956. Private practice Washington, 1955—1965. Consultant special legal problems Europe United States Department State, Brussels, 1965—1967.

Attorney advisor Federal Power Commission, Washington, 1968—1974, administrative law judge, 1968—1974, Federal Maritime Commission, Washington, since 1974. Adjunct professor Howard University, 1967—1968.

Achievements

  • Bar: District of Columbia 1947, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1947, United States Court Appeals (3rd circuit) 1948, United States Supreme Court 1952, United States Court Military Appeals 1955.

Membership

Member District of Columbia Police Trial Board Panel, 1962—1966, District of Columbia Board Recreation, 1962—1966. Chairman District of Columbia Committee Welfare Crisis, 1963—1964. Vice chairman Health and Welfare Council, 1963—1965.

Trustee Lindenwood College, 1968—1974. Member of Federal Bar Association, American Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, National Lawyers Club (Washington).

Connections

Married Patricia Roberts Harris, September 1, 1955.

father:
Paul J. Harris

mother:
Myrl (Beasley) Harris

spouse:
Patricia Roberts Harris