History of the Federal Judiciary

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Thompson, Gordon Jr.
Born December 28, 1929, in San Diego, CA
Died July 5, 2015

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. Service terminated on July 5, 2015, due to death.

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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