History of the Federal Judiciary


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Trott, Stephen S.
Born 1939 in Glen Ridge, NJ

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on August 7, 1987, to a seat vacated by Joseph Tyree Sneed, III. Confirmed by the Senate on March 24, 1988, and received commission on March 25, 1988. Assumed senior status on December 31, 2004.

Education:
Wesleyan University, B.A., 1962
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1965

Professional Career:
Deputy district attorney, Los Angeles County, California, 1966-1981; chief deputy district attorney, 1975-1979
U.S. attorney for the Central District of California, 1981-1983
Assistant attorney general, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1983-1986
Associate attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1986-1988
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