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Lew, Ronald S. W.
Born 1941 in Los Angeles, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on February 2, 1987, to a seat vacated by Laughlin E. Waters. Confirmed by the Senate on May 7, 1987, and received commission on May 7, 1987. Assumed senior status on September 19, 2006.

Loyola University of Los Angeles (now Loyola Marymount University), B.A., 1964
Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1971

Professional Career:
U.S. Army, 1967-1969
Deputy city attorney, Criminal and Civil Liability Divisions, Los Angeles, California, 1972-1974
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1974-1981
Fire and police pension commissioner, Los Angeles, California, 1976-1982
Judge, Los Angeles [California] Municipal Court, 1982-1984
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, 1984-1987


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