History of the Federal Judiciary


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Burgess, Franklin D.
Born March 9, 1935, in Eudora, AR
Died March 26, 2010, in University Place, WA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
Nominated by William J. Clinton on November 19, 1993, to a seat vacated by Jack E. Tanner. Confirmed by the Senate on March 25, 1994, and received commission on March 28, 1994. Assumed senior status on March 9, 2005. Service terminated on March 26, 2010, due to death.

U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 1981-1993

Education:
Gonzaga University, B.A., 1961
Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., 1966

Professional Career:
U.S. Air Force airman, 1954-1958
Legal intern, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, 1966-1967
Assistant city attorney, Tacoma, Washington, 1967-1969
Private practice, Tacoma, Washington, 1969-1980
Judge pro tem, Tacoma [Washington] Municipal Court and Pierce County [Washington] District Court, 1971-1980
Regional counsel, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Seattle, Washington, 1980-1981

 

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