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Wiggins, Charles Edward
Born December 3, 1927, in El Monte, CA
Died March 2, 2000, in Las Vegas, NV

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on August 1, 1984, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333. Confirmed by the Senate on October 3, 1984, and received commission on October 11, 1984. Assumed senior status on December 31, 1996. Service terminated on March 2, 2000, due to death.

Education:
University of Southern California, B.S., 1953
University of Southern California Law School, LL.B., 1956

Professional Career:
U.S. Army first lieutenant, 1945-1948, 1950-1952
Law clerk, Hon. Frank G. Swain, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, Appellate Division
Private practice, El Monte, California, 1957-1966
Member, El Monte [California] Planning Commission, 1954-1960
Councilman, El Monte, California, 1960-1964
Mayor, El Monte, California, 1964-1966
U.S. representative from California, 1967-1979
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1979-1982
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1982-1984
Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1984

 

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