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Judge Walter K. Stapleton

The Honorable Walter K. Stapleton

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Federal Judicial Service:

U. S. District Court, District of Delaware
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on September 22, 1970, to a seat vacated by Edwin D. Steel , Jr.; Confirmed by the Senate on October 8, 1970, and received commission on October 14, 1970. Served as chief judge, 1983-1985. Service terminated on May 8, 1985, due to appointment to another judicial position.
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on March 27, 1985, to a new seat created by 98 Stat. 333; Confirmed by the Senate on April 3, 1985, and received commission on April 4, 1985. Assumed senior status on June 2, 1999.


Princeton University, A.B., 1956
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1959
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.M., 1984

Professional Career:

Private practice, Wilmington, Delaware, 1959-1970
Deputy attorney general of Delaware, 1963-1964