History of the Federal Judiciary

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Heen, Walter Meheula
Born 1928 in Honolulu, HI

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii
Received a recess appointment from Jimmy Carter on January 1, 1981, to a seat vacated by Dick Yin Wong; nominated to the same position by Jimmy Carter on January 8, 1981. Service terminated on December 16, 1981, after nomination was not confirmed by the Senate.

University of Hawaii, B.A., 1953
Georgetown College (now Georgetown University) Law Center, J.D., 1955

Professional Career:
Private practice, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1955-1972
Deputy city attorney, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory, 1957-1958
Territorial representative, Hawaii Territory, 1959
State representative, Hawaii, 1959-1964
State senator, Hawaii, 1966-1968
City councilman, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1969-1972; chairman, 1969-1970
Judge, District Court of Hawaii, First Judicial Circuit, 1972-1974
Judge, Circuit Court of Hawaii, First Judicial Circuit, 1974-1978
U.S. attorney for the District of Hawaii, 1978-1980
Associate judge, Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals, 1982-1994


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