History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Thompson, Gordon Jr.
Born 1929 in San Diego, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on October 7, 1970, to a new seat authorized by 84 Stat. 294. Confirmed by the Senate on October 13, 1970, and received commission on October 16, 1970. Served as chief judge, 1984-1991. Assumed senior status on December 28, 1994.

University of Southern California, B.S., 1951
Southwestern University School of Law, LL.B., 1956

Professional Career:
Deputy district attorney, San Diego County, California, 1957-1960
Private practice, San Diego, California, 1960-1970


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