History of the Federal Judiciary

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Hall, Cynthia Holcomb
Born February 19, 1929, in Los Angeles, CA
Died February 26, 2011, in Pasadena, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on October 14, 1981, to a seat vacated by Harry Pregerson. Confirmed by the Senate on November 18, 1981, and received commission on November 18, 1981. Service terminated on October 4, 1984, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on August 1, 1984, to a new seat authorized by 98 Stat. 333. Confirmed by the Senate on October 3, 1984, and received commission on October 4, 1984. Assumed senior status on August 31, 1997. Service terminated on February 26, 2011, due to death.

Stanford University, A.B., 1951
Stanford Law School, LL.B., 1954
New York University School of Law, LL.M., 1960

Professional Career:
U.S. Naval Reserve lieutenant and law specialist, 1951-1953
Law clerk, Hon. Richard Chambers, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1954-1955
Research assistant to editor, Tax Law Review, 1959-1960
Trial attorney, Tax Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1960-1964
Attorney advisor, Office of Tax Legislative Counsel, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1964-1966
Private practice, Beverly Hills, California, 1966-1972
Judge, U.S. Tax Court, 1972-1981
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