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Sweigert, William Thomas
Born October 13, 1900, in San Jose, CA
Died February 16, 1983

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on April 23, 1959, to a seat vacated by Edward P. Murphy. Confirmed by the Senate on September 14, 1959, and received commission on September 21, 1959. Assumed senior status on November 30, 1973. Service terminated on February 16, 1983, due to death.

St. Ignatius College (now University of San Francisco), A.B., 1921
St. Ignatius College (now Univ. of San Francisco) School of Law, LL.B., 1923

Professional Career:
Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1923-1940
Lecturer, University of San Francisco School of Law, 1925-1932
Assistant attorney general (later chief assistant attorney general), State of California, 1940-1942
Executive secretary, Gov. Earl Warren, California, 1943-
Judge, San Francisco [California] Municipal Court, 1949
Judge, Superior Court of California, City and County of San Francisco, 1949-1959

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