History of the Federal Judiciary


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Burrell, Garland Ellis Jr.
Born 1947 in Los Angeles, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on August 1, 1991, to a new seat authorized by 104 Stat. 5089. Confirmed by the Senate on February 27, 1992, and received commission on March 2, 1992. Served as chief judge, 2007-2008. Assumed senior status on July 4, 2012.

Education:
California State University, Los Angeles, B.A., 1972
California Western School of Law, J.D., 1976
Washington University in St. Louis, M.S.W., 1976

Professional Career:
U.S. Marine Corps, 1966-1968
Deputy district attorney, Sacramento, California, 1976-1978
Deputy city attorney, Sacramento, California, 1978-1979
Assistant U.S. attorney/deputy chief, Civil Division, Eastern District of California, 1979-1985
Business litigator, Stockman Law Corporation, 1985-1986
Senior deputy city attorney, Sacramento, California, 1986-1990
Assistant U.S. attorney/chief, Civil Division, Eastern District of California, 1990-1992

 

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