History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Zapata, Frank R.
Born 1944 in Safford, AZ

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
Nominated by William J. Clinton on March 29, 1996, to a seat vacated by Richard Mansfield Bilby. Confirmed by the Senate on July 31, 1996, and received commission on August 1, 1996. Assumed senior status on August 3, 2010.

U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1994-1996

Education:
Eastern Arizona College, A.A., 1964
University of Arizona, B.A., 1966
University of Arizona College of Law, J.D., 1973

Professional Career:
Staff attorney, Pima County [Arizona] Legal Aid Society, 1973-1974
Assistant federal public defender, District of Arizona, 1974-1994; chief assistant federal public defender, 1984-1994
Assistant adjunct professor, University of Arizona College of Law, 1988-1990

 

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