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Ware, James

Born 1946 in Birmingham, AL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on August 3, 1990, to a seat vacated by Robert F. Peckham. Confirmed by the Senate on September 28, 1990, and received commission on October 1, 1990. Served as chief judge, 2010-2012. Service terminated on August 31, 2012, due to retirement.

California Lutheran University, B.A., 1969
Stanford Law School, J.D., 1972

Professional Career:

U.S. Army Reserve second lieutenant, 1972
U.S. Army, Military Police, 1973
U.S. Army Reserve captain, Military Police, 1973-1986
Private practice, Palo Alto, California, 1972-1988
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara, 1988-1990

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, June 27, 1997; nomination withdrawn by president, November 7, 1997