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Poole, Cecil F.

Born July 25, 1914, in Birmingham, AL
Died November 12, 1997, in San Francisco, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Nominated by Gerald Ford on June 18, 1976, to a seat vacated by Oliver J. Carter. Confirmed by the Senate on July 23, 1976, and received commission on July 23, 1976. Service terminated on March 31, 1980, due to appointment to another judicial position.

Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on October 11, 1979, to a new seat authorized by 92 Stat. 1629. Confirmed by the Senate on November 26, 1979, and received commission on November 27, 1979. Assumed senior status on January 15, 1996. Service terminated on November 12, 1997, due to death.

University of Michigan, A.B., 1935
University of Michigan Law School, LL.B., 1938
Harvard Law School, LL.M., 1939

Professional Career:

Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1940-1942
Member, National Labor Relations Board, 1942
U.S. Army first lieutenant, 1942-1945
Chief, Regional Appellate Division, U.S. Office of Price Administration, San Francisco, California, 1946-1947
Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1947-1951, 1970-1976
Assistant district attorney and chief superior court deputy, San Francisco, California, 1951-1958
Instructor, Golden State University Law School, 1952-1958
Secretary and legal counsel, Gov. Edmund G. Brown, California, 1958-1961
U.S. attorney for the Northern District of California, 1961-1970
Professor of law, University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, 1969-1970
Fellow in residence, Yale Law School, 1970

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, May 29, 1968; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, January 9, 1969; nomination withdrawn by president, January 23, 1969