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Wright, Otis D. II
Born 1944 in Tuskegee, AL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Nominated by George W. Bush on January 9, 2007, to a seat vacated by Gary L. Taylor. Confirmed by the Senate on March 15, 2007, and received commission on April 16, 2007.

California State University, Los Angeles, B.A., 1976
Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1980

Professional Career:
U.S. Marine Corps, 1963-1966
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, 1966-1969
Deputy sheriff, Los Angeles County, California, 1969-1980
Deputy attorney general, State of California, 1980-1983
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1983-2005
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, 2005-2007

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, September 5, 2006; no Senate vote


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