History of the Federal Judiciary


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Rhoades, John Skylstead Sr.
Born March 18, 1925, in Havre, MT
Died September 3, 2007, in San Diego, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 27, 1985, to a seat vacated by Leland C. Nielsen. Confirmed by the Senate on October 25, 1985, and received commission on October 28, 1985. Assumed senior status on November 4, 1995. Service terminated on September 3, 2007, due to death.

Education:
Stanford University, A.B., 1948
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1951

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy, 1943-1946
U.S. Naval Reserve, 1946-1966
Prosecutor, San Diego, California, 1955-1956
Deputy city attorney, San Diego, California, 1956-1957
Private practice, San Diego, California, 1957-1985

 

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