History of the Federal Judiciary

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Gadbois, Richard Arthur Jr.
Born June 18, 1932, in Omaha, NE
Died October 2, 1996, in Los Angeles, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on June 28, 1982, to a seat vacated by Irving Hill. Confirmed by the Senate on July 27, 1982, and received commission on July 28, 1982. Assumed senior status due to certified disability on January 24, 1996. Service terminated on October 2, 1996, due to death.

St. John`s University, A.B., 1955
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, J.D., 1958
University of Southern California Law School, 1960

Professional Career:
Deputy attorney general, State of California, 1958-1959
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1960-1968
Vice president/general counsel/secretary, Denny's, Inc., La Mirada, California, 1968-1971
Judge, Los Angeles [California] Municipal Court, 1971-1972
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, 1972-1982


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