Thursday, September 20, 2007, 1:12 PM

Fourth Circuit's Judge Widener Passes Away

As reported today, H. Emory Widener passed away yesterday at the age of 83. Judge Widener was a fixture on the Fourth Circuit until he took senior status this summer. Incredibly, he served as an active Fourth Circuit judge for 35 years. He was the nation's longest serving federal appellate judge when he took senior status in July. Before he joined the Fourth Circuit, he was a federal district court judge for a few years, beginning in 1969. He was an honorable man and a very fair judge.

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