History of the Federal Judiciary

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Rymer, Pamela Ann
Born January 6, 1941, in Knoxville, TN
Died September 21, 2011, in Los Angeles, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on January 31, 1983, to a seat vacated by William P. Gray. Confirmed by the Senate on February 23, 1983, and received commission on February 24, 1983. Service terminated on May 23, 1989, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on February 28, 1989, to a seat vacated by Anthony Mcleod Kennedy. Confirmed by the Senate on May 18, 1989, and received commission on May 22, 1989. Service terminated on September 21, 2011, due to death.

Vassar College, A.B., 1961
Stanford Law School, LL.B., 1964

Professional Career:
Director, Political Research and Analysis, Goldwater for President Committee, 1964
Vice president, Rus Walton and Associates, Los Altos, California, 1965-1966
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1966-1983
Member and chairman, California Post-Secondary Education Commission, 1974-1984

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, April 26, 1988; no Senate vote


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