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.

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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