History of the Federal Judiciary


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Hatter, Terry J. Jr.
Born 1933 in Chicago, IL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on September 28, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on December 19, 1979, and received commission on December 20, 1979. Served as chief judge, 1998-2001. Assumed senior status on April 22, 2005.

Education:
Wesleyan University, B.A., 1954
University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1960

Professional Career:
U.S. Air Force NCO-in-charge, 1955-1956
Adjudicator, U.S. Veterans Administration, Chicago, Illinois, 1960-1961
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1961-1962
Assistant public defender, Cook County, Illinois, 1961-1962
Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of California, 1962-1966
Special assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of California, 1965-1966
Chief counsel, San Francisco [California] Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation, 1966-1967
Regional legal services director, Office of Economic Opportunity, San Francisco, California, 1967-1970
Executive director, Western Center on Law and Poverty, Los Angeles, California, 1970-1973
Associate clinical professor of law, University of Southern California Law Center, 1970-1974
Professor of law, Loyola University, Los Angeles, California, 1973-1975
Special assistant to the mayor, Los Angeles, California, 1974-1977; director of criminal justice planning, 1974-1975; director of urban development, 1975-1977
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, 1977-1980

 

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