History of the Federal Judiciary


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Zilly, Thomas Samuel
Born 1935 in Detroit, MI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on February 16, 1988, to a seat vacated by Walter T. McGovern. Confirmed by the Senate on April 19, 1988, and received commission on April 20, 1988. Assumed senior status on January 1, 2004.

Education:
University of Michigan, B.A., 1956
Cornell Law School, J.D., 1962

Professional Career:
U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant junior grade, 1956-1962; active duty, 1956-1959
Private practice, Seattle, Washington, 1962-1988
Judge pro tem, Seattle [Washington] Municipal Court, 1972-1980

 

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