W. Craig Broadwater

Judge, Deceased Person

1950 – 2006


Who was W. Craig Broadwater?

Willard Craig Broadwater was a United States federal judge.

Born in Elk City, Oklahoma, Broadwater graduated from Paden City High School in West Virginia and received a B.A. from West Virginia University in 1972 and a J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law in 1977. He was also a Lieutenant in the United States Army from 1972 to 1982. He was in private practice in Wheeling, West Virginia from 1977 to 1983. He was a Hearing examiner for the West Virginia Worker's Compensation Fund from 1978 to 1981. He was a Special prosecuting attorney of Ohio County, West Virginia from 1982 to 1983, and then became a circuit court judge for the First Judicial Circuit of West Virginia, from 1983 to 1996.

On January 26, 1996, Broadwater was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia vacated by Robert E. Maxwell. Broadwater was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 12, 1996, and received his commission on July 26, 1996. Broadwater served in that capacity until his death, in 2006, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Aug 8, 1950
Elk City
  • West Virginia University
Dec 18, 2006

on July 23, 2013


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