History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Whelan, Thomas J.
Born 1940 in San Diego, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Nominated by William J. Clinton on June 4, 1998, to a seat vacated by John S. Rhoades. Confirmed by the Senate on October 21, 1998, and received commission on October 22, 1998. Assumed senior status on August 15, 2010.

Education:
San Diego College for Men (now University of San Diego), B.A., 1961
San Diego School of Law (now University of San Diego School of Law), J.D., 1965

Professional Career:
Contracts administrator, planner, and estimator, General Dynamics Corp., 1961-1969
Deputy district attorney, San Diego, California, 1969-1989
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1990-1998

 

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