History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Thompson, Bruce Rutherford
Born July 31, 1911, in Reno, NV
Died February 10, 1992

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
Nominated by John F. Kennedy on July 9, 1963, to a seat vacated by John R. Ross. Confirmed by the Senate on August 6, 1963, and received commission on August 16, 1963. Assumed senior status on August 31, 1978. Service terminated on February 10, 1992, due to death.

Education:
University of Nevada, Reno, A.B., 1932
Stanford Law School, LL.B., 1936

Professional Career:
Private practice, Reno, Nevada, 1936-1963
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Nevada, 1942-1952
Special master, U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, 1952-1954

 

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