History of the Federal Judiciary


  U.S. District Courts for the Districts of California

   Judges of the Central District of California
Hall, Peirson Mitchell
Born July 31, 1894, in Armour, SD
Died December 8, 1979

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Nominated by Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 17, 1942, to a seat vacated by George Cosgrave. Confirmed by the Senate on June 30, 1942, and received commission on July 3, 1942. Served as chief judge, 1959-1964. Service terminated on September 18, 1966, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Reassigned on September 18, 1966, to a new seat authorized by 80 Stat. 75. Assumed senior status on September 30, 1968. Service terminated on December 8, 1979, due to death.

Education:
University of Southern California Law School
Read law, 1916

Professional Career:
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1916-1925, 1929-1934, 1937-1939
City councilman, Los Angeles, California, 1925-1929
U.S. attorney for the Southern District of California, 1934-1937
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, 1939-1942
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