Hiram Hamilton Ward

Hiram Hamilton Ward (April 29, 1923 April 4, 2002) was a United States federal judge.

Ward was born in Thomasville, North Carolina. He received an LL.B. from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1950. He served in the United States Army Air Forces (rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel) from 1940 to 1945. He was in private practice in Denton, North Carolina from 1950 to 1951. He was a Staff attorney for the National Production Authority in Washington, DC from 1951 to 1952. He was in private practice in Lexington and Denton from 1952 to 1972. He was an interim judge of the local Recorder's Court in Denton in 1961.

Ward was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. Ward was nominated by President Richard M. Nixon on May 18, 1972, to a seat vacated by Edwin M. Stanley. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 28, 1972, and received his commission the same day. He served as chief judge from 1982-1988. He assumed senior status on August 20, 1988. Ward's service was terminated on April 4, 2002, when he died in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.


Legal offices
Preceded by
Edwin Monroe Stanley
Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
Succeeded by
Norwood Carlton Tilley, Jr.
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