History of the Federal Judiciary

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Bonner, Robert C.
Born 1942 in Wichita, KS

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on February 28, 1989, to a seat vacated by Pamela Ann Rymer. Confirmed by the Senate on May 18, 1989, and received commission on May 24, 1989. Service terminated on August 12, 1990, due to resignation.

University of Maryland, B.A., 1963
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1966

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Albert Stephens, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 1966-1967
U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant, JAG Corps, 1967-1971
Assistant U.S. attorney, Central District of California, 1971-1975
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1975-1984, 1993-
U.S. attorney for the Central District of California, 1984-1989
Director, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, 1990-1993

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, June 15, 1988; no Senate vote


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