History of the Federal Judiciary

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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.

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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