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.

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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