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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.

Education:
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

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, February 27, 1980; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, January 8, 1981; nomination withdrawn by president, January 21, 1981

 

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