MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Senior U.S. District Judge William Brevard Hand, appointed to the bench by President Nixon in 1971, has died in Mobile. He was 84.
The judge's clerk, Deborah Farmer, says Hand died Saturday - a week after he fell and broke his leg. Hand had heart surgery about five years ago and complications left him weak in his left leg. Federal court records show that Hand had been active in cases as recently as last month.
A memorial is scheduled for noon Tuesday at Dauphin Way United Methodist Church.