History of the Federal Judiciary

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Renfrew, Charles Byron
Born 1928 in Detroit, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on November 29, 1971, to a seat vacated by Gerald S. Levin. Confirmed by the Senate on December 2, 1971, and received commission on December 9, 1971. Service terminated on February 27, 1980, due to resignation.

Princeton University, A.B., 1952
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1956

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy 1946-1948
U.S. Army, 1952-1953
Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1956-1972, 1981-1982, 1994-
Deputy attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1980-1981
Vice president and counsel, Chevron Corporation, San Francisco, California, 1983-1993


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