History of the Federal Judiciary


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Hug, Procter Ralph Jr.
Born 1931 in Reno, NV

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on August 29, 1977, to a seat vacated by Benjamin Cushing Duniway. Confirmed by the Senate on September 15, 1977, and received commission on September 15, 1977. Served as chief judge, 1996-2000. Assumed senior status on January 1, 2002.

Education:
University of Nevada, Reno, B.S., 1953
Stanford Law School, LL.B., 1958

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy lieutenant, 1954-1955
Private practice, Reno, Nevada, 1958-1977
Deputy attorney general, State of Nevada
General counsel, University of Nevada System, 1972-1976
Civilian aide, secretary of the U.S. Army, 1977
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