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.

Education:
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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