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William J. "Bill" Zloch is an American lawyer and judge, as well as a former American football quarterback and wide receiver for the University of Notre Dame.


Zloch, William J. was born in 1944 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States.


University of Notre Dame (Bachelor of Arts). University of Notre Dame (Juris Doctor).


He opted to move senior Bill Zloch from wide receiver to quarterback for the 1965 season. Directing a team that was heavily run-oriented, Zloch finished the season completing 36 of 88 passes for 558 yards and three touchdowns. The team finished 7-2-1 and ranked 8th nationally.

He returned to Fort Lauderdale to begin a private law practice. On October 9, 1985, President Ronald Reagan nominated Zloch to a newly created seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 1, 1985, and received his commission on November 4, 1985.

On July 1, 2000, he began a seven-year term as Chief Judge of the district, ending on June 30, 2007. He was succeeded as Chief Judge by Judge Federico A. Moreno.