History of the Federal Judiciary

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Alarcon, Arthur Lawrence
Born August 14, 1925, in Los Angeles, CA
Died January 28, 2015, in Pacific Palisades, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on August 28, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on October 31, 1979, and received commission on November 2, 1979. Assumed senior status on November 21, 1992. Service terminated on January 28, 2015, due to death.

University of Southern California, B.A., 1949
University of Southern California Law School, LL.B., 1951

Professional Career:
U.S. Army staff sergeant, 1943-1946
Deputy district attorney, Los Angeles County, California, 1952-1961
Office of Gov. Edmund G. Brown, California, 1961-1964; legal advisor and clemency and extradition secretary, 1961-1962; executive assistant, 1962-1964
Chairman of parole board, California, 1964
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, 1964-1978
Associate justice, California Court of Appeal, Second District, 1978-1979
Adjunct professor, Southwestern University School of Law, 1985-
Adjunct professor, Loyola Marymount School of Law, 1993, 1994

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