History of the Federal Judiciary


  U.S. District Courts for the Districts of California

   Judges of the Southern District of California
Stephens, Albert Lee Sr.
Born January 25, 1874, in State Line City, IN
Died January 15, 1965

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 21, 1935, to a new seat authorized by 49 Stat. 508. Confirmed by the Senate on August 23, 1935, and received commission on August 24, 1935. Service terminated on June 21, 1937, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 8, 1937, to a new seat authorized by 50 Stat. 64. Confirmed by the Senate on June 15, 1937, and received commission on June 18, 1937. Served as chief judge, 1957-1959. Assumed senior status on January 25, 1961. Service terminated on January 15, 1965, due to death.

Education:
Read law, 1899
University of Southern California Law School, LL.B., 1903

Professional Career:
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1899-1906
Justice of the peace, Los Angeles, California, 1906-1910
Private practice, 1910-1911, 1919-1920
Civil service commissioner, State of California, 1911-1913
City attorney, Los Angeles, California, 1913-1919
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, 1919-1932
Justice, California Court of Appeal, 1932-1935; presiding justice, 1933-1935
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