10th Circuit Judge William Holloway Jr. dies

William J. Holloway Jr., a judge on the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, died Friday. He was 90 years old.

According to the Associated Press, Holloway died from a respiratory illness at his Oklahoma City home. Holloway, a former Justice Department lawyer, was appointed to the 10th Circuit in 1968 by president Lyndon Johnson.

Holloway took senior status in 1992 but still kept an active caseload, David Tighe, the federal appellate court’s circuit executive, told the AP. Holloway was scheduled to hear cases in two weeks.

“He was sort of a different generation,” Tighe said. “The amount of graciousness and gentlemanliness—I don’t want to say isn’t present in younger judges because that sort of insults young judges — but there was something different about him.”

Hat tip to How Appealing.

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