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Rea, William J.

Born February 21, 1920, in Los Angeles, CA
Died August 3, 2005, in Santa Monica, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on May 24, 1984, to a seat vacated by Malcolm M. Lucas. Confirmed by the Senate on June 15, 1984, and received commission on June 15, 1984. Assumed senior status on March 31, 1998. Service terminated on August 3, 2005, due to death.

Loyola University of Los Angeles (now Loyola Marymount University), B.A., 1942
University of Colorado Law School, LL.B., 1949

Professional Career:

U.S. Navy, 1941-1946
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1950-1964
Private practice, Santa Ana, California, 1964-1968
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, 1968-1984