History of the Federal Judiciary


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Thompson, David R.
Born December 26, 1930, in San Diego, CA
Died February 19, 2011, in San Francisco, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on October 7, 1985, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333. Confirmed by the Senate on December 16, 1985, and received commission on December 17, 1985. Assumed senior status on December 31, 1998. Service terminated on February 19, 2011, due to death.

Education:
University of Southern California, B.S., business, 1952
University of Southern California Law School, LL.B., 1955

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy, 1955-1957
Private practice, San Diego, California, 1957-1985

 

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