History of the Federal Judiciary

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Friedman, Monroe Mark
Born October 10, 1895, in Minneapolis, MN
Died November 12, 1978, in Berkeley, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Received a recess appointment from Harry S Truman on July 17, 1952, to a seat vacated by Herbert W. Erskine; nominated to the same position by Harry S Truman on January 9, 1953. Service terminated on August 3, 1953, after nomination was not confirmed by the Senate.

University of California, Berkeley, A.B., 1916
University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Jurisprudence, LL.B., 1920

Professional Career:
Private practice, Alameda County, California, 1920-1952, 1953-1959
Chairman, Bay Area Air Pollution District Hearing Board, California, 1957-1959
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Alameda, 1959-1975; presiding judge, 1959-1971; senior judge, 1971-1975

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, June 27, 1952; no Senate vote


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