History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Walker, Vaughn R.
Born 1944 in Watseka, IL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on September 7, 1989, to a seat vacated by Spencer M. Williams. Confirmed by the Senate on November 21, 1989, and received commission on November 27, 1989. Served as chief judge, 2004-2010. Service terminated on February 28, 2011, due to retirement.

University of Michigan, A.B., 1966
Stanford Law School, J.D., 1970

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Robert J. Kelleher, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1971-1972
Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1972-1990


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