History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Tashima, Atsushi Wallace
Born 1934 in Santa Maria, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on May 9, 1980, to a seat vacated by Warren J. Ferguson. Confirmed by the Senate on June 26, 1980, and received commission on June 30, 1980. Service terminated on January 8, 1996, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by William J. Clinton on April 6, 1995, to a seat vacated by Arthur Lawrence Alarcon. Confirmed by the Senate on January 2, 1996, and received commission on January 4, 1996. Assumed senior status on June 30, 2004.

Education:
University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1958
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1961

Professional Career:
U.S. Marine Corps sergeant, 1953-1956
Deputy attorney general, State of California, 1961-1967
Amstar Corporation, 1968-1977; attorney, Spreckels Sugar Division, 1968-1972; general attorney and vice president, 1972-1977
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1977-1980

 

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