History of the Federal Judiciary

  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Wallace, John Clifford
Born 1928 in San Diego, CA

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. Service terminated on July 14, 1972, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by Richard M. Nixon on May 22, 1972, to a seat vacated by James Marshall Carter. Confirmed by the Senate on June 28, 1972, and received commission on June 28, 1972. Served as chief judge, 1991-1996. Assumed senior status on April 8, 1996.

San Diego State College, B.A., 1952
University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, LL.B., 1955

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy petty officer second class, 1946-1949
Private practice, San Diego, California, 1955-1970


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