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Patel, Marilyn Hall

Born 1938 in Amsterdam, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on May 9, 1980, to a new seat authorized by 71 Stat. 586. Confirmed by the Senate on June 26, 1980, and received commission on June 30, 1980. Served as chief judge, 1997-2004. Assumed senior status on October 30, 2009. Service terminated on September 30, 2012, due to retirement.

Wheaton College, Illinois, B.A., 1959
Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1963

Professional Career:

Private practice, New York City, 1963-1967
Attorney, Immigration and Naturalization Service, U.S. Department of Justice, San Francisco, California, 1967-1971
Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1971-1976
Adjunct professor of law, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1974-1976
Judge, Oakland-Piedmont [California] Municipal Court, 1976-1980