Walter Angus Keeling

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Walter Angus Keeling
Walter Angus Keeling.jpg
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
In office
January 28, 1942 – January 22, 1945
Appointed by Franklin D. Roosevelt
Preceded by Robert Johnston McMillan
Succeeded by Ben Herbert Rice Jr.
Attorney General of Texas
In office
December 1921 – January 1925
Governor Pat Neff
Preceded by Calvin M. Cureton
Succeeded by Dan Moody
Personal details
Born
Walter Angus Keeling

(1873-11-22)November 22, 1873
Kosse, Texas
Died January 22, 1945(1945-01-22) (aged 71)
San Antonio, Texas
Education University of Texas School of Law (LL.B.)

Walter Angus Keeling (November 22, 1873 – January 22, 1945) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Education and career

Born in Kosse, Texas, Keeling received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Texas School of Law in 1897. He entered private practice in Groesbeck, Texas in 1897. He was an assistant county attorney of Limestone County, Texas from 1898 to 1902. He was county attorney of Limestone County from 1904 to 1908. He was a County Judge of Limestone County from 1908 to 1912. He was an assistant attorney general of Texas from 1912 to 1918. He was first assistant attorney general of Texas from 1918 to 1921. He was the Attorney General of Texas from 1921 to 1925. He was in private practice in Texas from 1925 to 1942.[1]

Federal judicial service

Keeling was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 16, 1942, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas vacated by Judge Robert Johnston McMillan. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 26, 1942, and received his commission on January 28, 1942. Keeling served in that capacity until his death on January 22, 1945, in San Antonio, Texas.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Walter Angus Keeling at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.

Sources

External links

  • Photograph 1942
Legal offices
Preceded by
Calvin M. Cureton
Attorney General of Texas
1921–1925
Succeeded by
Dan Moody
Preceded by
Robert Johnston McMillan
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
1942–1945
Succeeded by
Ben Herbert Rice Jr.
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