History of the Federal Judiciary

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Yankwich, Leon Rene
Born September 25, 1888, in Jassy, Romania
Died February 9, 1975

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 21, 1935, to a new seat authorized by 49 Stat. 508. Confirmed by the Senate on August 23, 1935, and received commission on August 24, 1935. Served as chief judge, 1951-1959. Assumed senior status on April 28, 1964. Service terminated on September 18, 1966, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Reassigned on September 18, 1966, to a new seat authorized by 80 Stat. 75. Service terminated on February 9, 1975, due to death.

Willamette University College of Law, LL.B., 1909
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, J.D., 1926

Professional Career:
Private practice, Modesto, California, 1909-1916
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1916-1918, 1919-1927
U.S. Army sergeant, 1918
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, 1927-1935
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