History of the Federal Judiciary


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Tang, Thomas
Born January 11, 1922, in Phoenix, AZ
Died July 18, 1995

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on August 29, 1977, to a seat vacated by Richard Harvey Chambers. Confirmed by the Senate on October 7, 1977, and received commission on October 12, 1977. Assumed senior status on October 12, 1993. Service terminated on July 18, 1995, due to death.

Education:
University of Santa Clara (now Santa Clara University), B.S., 1947
University of Arizona College of Law, LL.B., 1950

Professional Career:
U.S. Army first lieutenant, 1942-1946, 1951-1952
Law clerk, Hon. Evo DeConcini, Arizona Supreme Court, 1950-1951
Deputy county attorney, Maricopa County, Arizona, 1952-1957
Assistant attorney general, State of Arizona, 1957-1958
Private practice, Phoenix, Arizona, 1959-1963, 1971-1977
City councilman, Phoenix, Arizona, 1960-1962
Judge, Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County, 1963-1970

 

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