History of the Federal Judiciary

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Waters, Laughlin Edward Sr.
Born August 16, 1914, in Los Angeles, CA
Died June 3, 2002, in Los Angeles, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Nominated by Gerald Ford on April 26, 1976, to a seat vacated by Jesse W. Curtis. Confirmed by the Senate on May 11, 1976, and received commission on May 12, 1976. Assumed senior status on July 6, 1986. Service terminated on June 3, 2002, due to death.

University of California, Los Angeles, A.B., 1939
University of Southern California Law School, J.D., 1947

Professional Career:
U.S. Army captain, Infantry, 1942-1945
Deputy attorney general, State of California, 1946-1947
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1947-1953, 1961-1976
State assemblyman, California, 1947-1953
U.S. attorney for the Southern District of California, 1953-1961
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