History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Stephens, Albert Lee Jr.
Born February 19, 1913, in Los Angeles, CA
Died September 6, 2001, in Mammoth Lakes, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on August 28, 1961, to a seat vacated by Benjamin Harrison. Confirmed by the Senate on September 8, 1961, and received commission on September 18, 1961. Service terminated on September 18, 1966, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Reassigned on September 18, 1966, to a new seat authorized by 80 Stat. 75. Served as chief judge, 1970-1979. Assumed senior status on June 1, 1979. Service terminated on September 6, 2001, due to death.

Education:
University of Southern California, A.B., 1936
University of Southern California Law School, LL.B., 1938

Professional Career:
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1939-1943, 1946-1959
U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant, 1943-1946
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, 1959-1961

 

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