A. Andrew Hauk

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A. Andrew Hauk (December 29, 1912 – November 9, 2004) was a United States federal judge.

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Born in Denver, Colorado, Hauk received an A.B. from Regis College in 1935, an LL.B. from Catholic University of America School of Law in 1938, and a J.S.D. from Yale Law School in 1942. He was a special assistant to the U.S. Attorney General's Office, Antitrust Division from 1939 to 1941. He was an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California from 1941 to 1942. He was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve working in Naval Intelligence during World War II, from 1942 to 1946. He was in private practice in Los Angeles, California from 1946 to 1964, which included work as assistant counsel to Union Oil Company, Los Angeles, California from 1952 to 1964. He was a judge on the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, California from 1964 to 1966.

On June 13, 1966, Hauk was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of California vacated by William M. Byrne. Hauk was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 29, 1966, and received his commission the same day. On September 18, 1966, Hauk was reassigned by operation of law to the newly created United States District Court for the Central District of California. Hauk served as chief judge of the latter court from 1980–1982, assumed senior status on September 29, 1982. He served in that capacity until his death, in Pasadena, California.

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