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Chesney, Maxine M.
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 24, 1995, to a seat vacated by John P. Vukasin, Jr. Confirmed by the Senate on May 8, 1995, and received commission on May 10, 1995. Assumed senior status on June 30, 2009.
University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1964
University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, J.D., 1967
Office of the District Attorney, San Francisco, California, 1968-1979; trial attorney, 1968-1969; senior trial attorney, 1969-1971; principal trial attorney, 1971-1976; head trial attorney, 1976; assistant chief deputy, 1976-1979
Judge, San Francisco [California] Municipal Court, 1979-1983
Judge, Superior Court of California, City and County of San Francisco (appointed and subsequently elected), 1983-1995
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, September 14, 1994; no Senate vote