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U.S. District Court in California

U.S. District Judges for California, 1866-86 (may be incomplete!)
Ogden Hoffman, Jr. 1866-86

U.S. District Judges for the Central District of California, 1966-2017 (may be incomplete!)
Thurmond Clarke 1966-70 Elisha Avery Crary 1966-75 William Percival Gray 1966-82 Peirson M. Hall 1966-68 Irving Hill 1966-80 Albert Lee Stephens, Jr. 1966-79 Leon Rene Yankwich 1966-75 Warren John Ferguson 1966-79 Robert Joseph Kelleher 1970-83 Malcolm M. Lucas 1971-84 William M. Byrne, Jr. 1971-98 Lawrence Tupper Lydick 1971-84 Robert Firth 1974-79 Robert Mitsuhiro Takasugi 1976-96 Mariana R. Pfaelzer 1978-97 Terry J. Hatter, Jr. 1979-2005 David Vreeland Kenyon 1980-95 Consuelo Bland Marshall 1980-2005 Cynthia Holcomb Hall 1981-84 Richard Arthur Gadbois, Jr. 1982-96 Edward Rafeedie 1982-96 Pamela Ann Rymer 1983-89 Harry Lindley Hupp 1984-97 Alicemarie Huber Stotler 1984-2009 William J. Rea 1984-98 J. Spencer Letts 1985-2000 John G. Davies 1986-98 Robert C. Bonner 1989-90 Lourdes G. Baird 1992-2004 Linda Hodge McLaughlin 1992-99 Audrey B. Collins 1994-2014 Robert J. Timlin 1994-2005 Kim McLane Wardlaw 1995-98 Christina A. Snyder 1997-2016 Carlos R. Moreno 1998-2001 Margaret M. Morrow 1998-2015 A. Howard Matz 1998-2011 David O. Carter 1998- Nora M. Manella 1998-2006 Florence-Marie Cooper 1999-2010 Percy Anderson 2002- John F. Walter 2002- James V. Selna 2003- Cormac J. Carney 2003- George P. Schiavelli 2004-08 Josephine L. Staton 2010- Jesus Gilberto Bernal 2012- Andre Birotte, Jr. 2014-

Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1968 Sep 30: Peirson M. Hall, took senior status.
  • 1970 Sep 1: Thurmond Clarke, took senior status.
  • 1975 Feb 9: Leon Rene Yankwich, died in office.
  • 1975 Jun 24: Elisha Avery Crary, took senior status.
  • 1979 Jun 1: Albert Lee Stephens, Jr., took senior status.
  • 1979 Oct 31: Robert Firth, took senior status.
  • 1980 Oct 15: Irving Hill, took senior status.
  • 1982 Mar 26: William Percival Gray, took senior status.
  • 1983 Mar 5: Robert Joseph Kelleher, took senior status.
  • 1984 Mar 1: Lawrence Tupper Lydick, took senior status.
  • 1990 Aug 12: Robert C. Bonner, resigned.
  • 1995 Oct 27: David Vreeland Kenyon, took senior status.
  • 1996 Jan 6: Edward Rafeedie, took senior status.
  • 1996 Jan 24: Richard Arthur Gadbois, Jr., took senior status.
  • 1996 Sep 30: Robert Mitsuhiro Takasugi, took senior status.
  • 1997 Apr 1: Harry Lindley Hupp, took senior status.
  • 1997 Dec 31: Mariana R. Pfaelzer, took senior status.
  • 1998 Feb 28: William M. Byrne, Jr., took senior status.
  • 1998 Mar 31: William J. Rea, took senior status.
  • 1998 Jul 18: John G. Davies, retired.
  • 1999 Mar 7: Linda Hodge McLaughlin, died in office.
  • 2000 Dec 19: J. Spencer Letts, took senior status.
  • 2001 Oct 18: Carlos R. Moreno, resigned.
  • 2004 May 12: Lourdes G. Baird, took senior status.
  • 2005 Feb 1: Robert J. Timlin, took senior status.
  • 2005 Apr 22: Terry J. Hatter, Jr., took senior status.
  • 2005 Oct 24: Consuelo Bland Marshall, took senior status.
  • 2006 May 21: Nora M. Manella, resigned.
  • 2008 Oct 5: George P. Schiavelli, resigned.
  • 2009 Jan 5: Alicemarie Huber Stotler, took senior status.
  • 2010 Jan 15: Florence-Marie Cooper, died in office.
  • 2011 Jul 11: A. Howard Matz, took senior status.
  • 2014 Aug 1: Audrey B. Collins, retired.
  • 2015 Oct 29: Margaret M. Morrow, took senior status.
  • 2016 Nov 23: Christina A. Snyder, took senior status.

    U.S. District Judges for the Eastern District of California, 1966-2017 (may be incomplete!)
    Myron Donovan Crocker 1966-81 Sherrill Halbert 1966-69 Thomas J. MacBride 1966-79 Lawrence K. Karlton 1979-2000 Milton Lewis Schwartz 1979-90 Edward Dean Price 1979-89 Raul Anthony Ramirez 1980-89 Robert Everett Coyle 1982-96 David F. Levi 1990-2007 William B. Shubb 1990-2004 Oliver Winston Wanger 1991-2006 Garland Ellis Burrell, Jr. 1992- Frank C. Damrell, Jr. 1997-2008 Morrison C. England, Jr. 2002- John A. Mendez 2008- Kimberly Jo Mueller 2010- Dale Alan Drozd 2015-

    Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1969 Sep 30: Sherrill Halbert, took senior status.
  • 1979 Mar 25: Thomas J. MacBride, took senior status.
  • 1981 Jan 1: Myron Donovan Crocker, took senior status.
  • 1989 Dec 31: Raul Anthony Ramirez, resigned; Edward Dean Price, took senior status.
  • 1990 Jan 20: Milton Lewis Schwartz, took senior status.
  • 1996 May 13: Robert Everett Coyle, took senior status.
  • 2000 May 28: Lawrence K. Karlton, took senior status.
  • 2004 Nov 1: William B. Shubb, took senior status.
  • 2006 May 31: Oliver Winston Wanger, took senior status.
  • 2008 Dec 31: Frank C. Damrell, Jr., took senior status.

    U.S. District Judges for the Northern District of California, 1851-2017 (may be incomplete!)
    Ogden Hoffman, Jr. 1851-66 Ogden Hoffman, Jr. 1886-91 William W. Morrow 1891-97 John J. DeHaven 1897-1903 John Slater Partridge 1923-26 Frank Henry Kerrigan 1924-35 Adolphus Frederic St. Sure 1925-47 Harold Louderback 1928-41 Michael Joseph Roche 1935-58 Martin I. Welsh 1939-47 Louis E. Goodman 1942-61 Dal Millington Lemmon 1947-54 Oliver Carter 1950 Edward Preston Murphy 1950-58 Oliver Deveta Hamlin, Jr. 1953-58 Sherrill Halbert 1954-66 Albert Charles Wollenberg 1958-75 Lloyd H. Burke 1958-79 William Thomas Sweigert 1959-73 Thomas J. MacBride 1961-66 Stanley Weigel 1962-97 Robert Francis Peckham 1966-88 Gerald Sanford Levin 1969-71 Robert H. Schnacke 1970-83 Samuel Conti 1970-87 Spencer Mortimer Williams 1971-87 William Austin Ingram 1976-90 William W Schwarzer 1976-91 Robert P. Aguilar 1980-96 Thelton Eugene Henderson 1980-98 Fern M. Smith 1988-2003 Vaughn R. Walker 1989-2011 Saundra Brown Armstrong 1991- Barbara A. Caulfield 1991-94 Maxine M. Chesney 1995-2009 Charles R. Breyer 1997- William Haskell Alsup 1999- Phyllis Jean Hamilton 2000- Jeffrey Steven White 2002- Richard G. Seeborg 2010- Edward John Davila 2011- Edward M. Chen 2011- James Donato 2014- Vince Girdhari Chhabria 2014-

    Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1891 Aug 9: Ogden Hoffman, Jr., died in office.
  • 1926 May 20: John Slater Partridge, died in office.
  • 1935 Feb 9: Frank Henry Kerrigan, died in office.
  • 1941 Dec 11: Harold Louderback, died in office.
  • 1947 Jan 1: Martin I. Welsh, took senior status.
  • 1947 Jun 30: Adolphus Frederic St. Sure, took senior status.
  • 1958 Mar 1: Michael Joseph Roche, took senior status.
  • 1958 Dec 13: Edward Preston Murphy, died in office.
  • 1961 Sep 15: Louis E. Goodman, died in office.
  • 1971 Jun 5: Gerald Sanford Levin, died in office.
  • 1973 Nov 30: William Thomas Sweigert, took senior status.
  • 1975 Apr 30: Albert Charles Wollenberg, took senior status.
  • 1979 Aug 20: Lloyd H. Burke, took senior status.
  • 1983 Dec 31: Robert H. Schnacke, took senior status.
  • 1987 Feb 24: Spencer Mortimer Williams, took senior status.
  • 1987 Nov 1: Samuel Conti, took senior status.
  • 1988 Nov 11: Robert Francis Peckham, took senior status.
  • 1990 Nov 15: William Austin Ingram, took senior status.
  • 1991 Apr 30: William W Schwarzer, took senior status.
  • 1994 Sep 16: Barbara A. Caulfield, resigned.
  • 1996 Apr 15: Robert P. Aguilar, took senior status.
  • 1998 Nov 28: Thelton Eugene Henderson, took senior status.
  • 2003 May 15: Fern M. Smith, took senior status.
  • 2009 Jun 30: Maxine M. Chesney, took senior status.
  • 2011 Feb 28: Vaughn R. Walker, retired.

    U.S. District Judges for the Southern District of California, 1850-2017 (may be incomplete!)
    James McHall Jones 1850-51 Ogden Hoffman, Jr. 1852-54 Fletcher Mathews Haight 1861-66 Erskine Mayo Ross 1887-95 Benjamin F. Bledsoe 1914-25 Oscar A. Trippet 1915-23 William P. James 1923 Paul John McCormick 1924-51 George Cosgrave 1930-40 Harry Aaron Hollzer 1931-46 Albert Lee Stephens, Sr. 1935-37 Leon Rene Yankwich 1935-64 Ralph E. Jenney 1937-45 Campbell E. Beaumont 1939-54 Benjamin Harrison 1940 James Francis Thaddeus O'Connor 1940-49 Peirson M. Hall 1942-66 William Carey Mathes 1945-65 Jacob Weinberger 1946-58 James M. Carter 1949-67 William M. Byrne, Sr. 1950-66 Thurmond Clarke 1955-66 Fred Kunzel 1959-69 Myron Donovan Crocker 1959-66 Albert Lee Stephens, Jr. 1961-66 Elisha Avery Crary 1962-66 Irving Hill 1965-66 Manuel L. Real 1966-90 William Percival Gray 1966 Edward Joseph Schwartz 1968-82 David W. Williams 1969-81 Howard Boyd Turrentine 1970-84 Gordon Thompson, Jr. 1970-94 John Clifford Wallace 1970-72 Leland Chris Nielsen 1971-85 Judith Nelsen Keep 1980-2004 Earl Ben Gilliam 1980-93 Rudi M. Brewster 1984-98 John Skylstead Rhoades, Sr. 1985-95 Napoleon A. Jones, Jr. 1994-2007 Barry Ted Moskowitz 1995- Jeffrey T. Miller 1997-2010 Thomas J. Whelan 1998-2010 Larry Alan Burns 2003- Dana Makoto Sabraw 2003- William Q. Hayes 2003- Roger T. Benitez 2004- Janis Lynn Sammartino 2007- Michael M. Anello 2008- Anthony Joseph Battaglia 2011- Cathy Ann Bencivengo 2012- Gonzalo Paul Curiel 2012- Cynthia Ann Bashant 2014-

    Officeholding Events (may be incomplete!)

  • 1851 Dec 15: James McHall Jones, died in office.
  • 1866 Feb 23: Fletcher Mathews Haight, died in office.
  • 1923 Jul 15: Oscar A. Trippet, died in office.
  • 1925 Mar 24: Benjamin F. Bledsoe, resigned.
  • 1940 Aug 31: George Cosgrave, took senior status.
  • 1945 Jul 13: Ralph E. Jenney, died in office.
  • 1946 Jan 14: Harry Aaron Hollzer, died in office.
  • 1949 Sep 28: James Francis Thaddeus O'Connor, died in office.
  • 1951 Sep 1: Paul John McCormick, took senior status.
  • 1954 Nov 19: Campbell E. Beaumont, died in office.
  • 1958 Nov 1: Jacob Weinberger, took senior status.
  • 1964 Apr 28: Leon Rene Yankwich, took senior status.
  • 1965 Jun 9: William Carey Mathes, took senior status.
  • 1966 Jun 30: William M. Byrne, Sr., took senior status.
  • 1969 Nov 19: Fred Kunzel, died in office.
  • 1982 Mar 26: Edward Joseph Schwartz, took senior status.
  • 1984 Jan 22: Howard Boyd Turrentine, took senior status.
  • 1985 Jun 14: Leland Chris Nielsen, took senior status.
  • 1993 Apr 2: Earl Ben Gilliam, took senior status.
  • 1994 Dec 28: Gordon Thompson, Jr., took senior status.
  • 1995 Nov 4: John Skylstead Rhoades, Sr., took senior status.
  • 1998 Jul 1: Rudi M. Brewster, took senior status.
  • 2004 Sep 14: Judith Nelsen Keep, died in office.
  • 2007 Sep 19: Napoleon A. Jones, Jr., took senior status.
  • 2010 Jun 6: Jeffrey T. Miller, took senior status.
  • 2010 Aug 15: Thomas J. Whelan, took senior status.
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