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Tolin, Ernest Allen
Born August 2, 1904, in Pomona, CA
Died June 11, 1961

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Received a recess appointment from Harry S Truman on October 30, 1951, to a seat vacated by Paul J. McCormick; nominated to the same position by Harry S Truman on March 3, 1952. Confirmed by the Senate on June 10, 1952, and received commission on June 11, 1952. Service terminated on June 11, 1961, due to death.

Southwestern University School of Law, LL.B., 1930

Professional Career:
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1933-1941
Special attorney, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Los Angeles, California, 1942-1943
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of California, 1943-1949; chief assistant U.S. attorney, 1946-1949
U.S. attorney for the Southern District of California, 1949-1951

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, October 18, 1951; no Senate vote


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