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Ishii, Anthony W.
Born 1946 in Santa Ana, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
Nominated by William J. Clinton on February 12, 1997, to a seat vacated by Robert E. Coyle. Confirmed by the Senate on October 9, 1997, and received commission on October 14, 1997. Served as chief judge, 2008-2012. Assumed senior status on October 31, 2012.

Education:
Reedley Junior College, A.S., 1966
University of the Pacific, School of Pharmacy, Ph.G., 1970
University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1973

Professional Career:
Deputy city attorney, Sacramento, California, 1975
Deputy public defender, Fresno County, California, 1979
Private practice, Fresno, California, 1979-1983
Judge, Fresno County [California] Justice Court, Parlier-Selma Judicial District, 1983-1993
Judge, Central Valley [California] Municipal Court, 1994-1997

 

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