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Wanger, Oliver Winston
Born 1940 in Los Angeles, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on January 8, 1991, to a seat vacated by Milton Lewis Schwartz. Confirmed by the Senate on March 21, 1991, and received commission on March 25, 1991. Assumed senior status on May 31, 2006. Service terminated on October 1, 2011, due to retirement.

University of Southern California, B.S., 1963
University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, LL.B., 1966

Professional Career:
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve sergeant, 1960-1967
Deputy district attorney, Fresno County, California, 1967-1969
Adjunct professor, Humphrey College of Law, 1968-1969
Private practice, Fresno, California, 1969-1991, 2011-
Adjunct professor, San Joaquin College of Law, Fresno, California, 1970-1991; dean, 1980-1983
City attorney, Mendota, California, 1975-1980
Judge pro tem, Superior Court of California, County of Fresno, 1988
Settlement conference judge pro tem, Superior Court of California, County of Fresno, 1989

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, September 21, 1990; no Senate vote


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