ROANOKE, Va. - Former U.S. District Judge Glen Morgan Williams of Jonesville has died. He was 92.
Gov. Bob McDonnell issued a statement about Williams' death Monday, praising him as "one of Virginia's brightest legal minds."
Williams was a federal magistrate when President Gerald Ford nominated him to serve as a judge for the Western District of Virginia in 1976. Among his accomplishments as judge was the reopening of the federal courthouse in Big Stone Gap.
Williams assumed senior status in 1988 and retired from the court in 2010.
After graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1948, the Navy veteran served as Lee County commonwealth's attorney until 1952. Williams worked 24 years as a private practice attorney and served in the Virginia Senate from 1953 to 1955.
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