History of the Federal Judiciary

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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.

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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