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William F. Riley (March 20, 1884, Ainsworth, Iowa - December 29, 1956) was a United States federal judge.

Riley earned an A.B. from Iowa State University in 1884, and then read law to enter the bar. He was in private practice, Des Moines, Iowa, 1909-1942, then a special assistant U.S. attorney general from 1942-1945, then returned to his private practice until 1950.

He was nominated by President Harry S Truman on November 29, 1950, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa vacated by Carroll O. Switzer. Riley was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 14, 1950, and received his commission on December 27, 1950. He served until his death.

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Preceded by
Carroll O. Switzer
Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
December 27, 1950 – December 29, 1956
Succeeded by
Edwin Richley Hicklin


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