History of the Federal Judiciary


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Nielsen, Leland Chris
Born June 14, 1919, in Vesper, KS
Died September 23, 1999

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on April 21, 1971, to a new seat authorized by 84 Stat. 294. Confirmed by the Senate on May 20, 1971, and received commission on May 20, 1971. Assumed senior status on June 14, 1985. Service terminated on September 23, 1999, due to death.

Education:
Washburn College, A.B., 1941
University of Southern California Law School, J.D., 1946

Professional Career:
U.S. Army major, Air Corps, 1941-1946
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1946-1947
Deputy city attorney, Los Angeles, California, 1947-1951
Private practice, San Diego, California, 1951-1968
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1968-1971

 

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