Arthur Lawrence Alarcon

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Arthur Alarcon
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
In office
November 2, 1979 – November 21, 1992
Appointed by Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Seat established
Succeeded by Wallace Tashima
Personal details
Born (1925-08-14) August 14, 1925 (age 88)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma mater University of Southern California

Arthur Lawrence Alarcón (born August 14, 1925) is a United States federal judge.

Born in Los Angeles, California,[1] Alarcón was a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946, then received a B.A. from University of Southern California in 1949 and an LL.B. from University of Southern California Law School in 1951. He was a deputy district attorney in Los Angeles County, California from 1952 to 1961. He was a Legal advisor and clemency and extradition secretary to the governor of California from 1961 to 1962, and an executive assistant to the governor of California from 1962 to 1964. He briefly chaired the California parole board in 1964, and was then a judge on the Superior Court of California for the County of Los Angeles from 1964 to 1978. He was an Associate justice, California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District from 1978 to 1979.

On August 28, 1979, Alarcón was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a new seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit created by 92 Stat. 1629. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 31, 1979, and received his commission on November 2, 1979. He assumed senior status on November 21, 1992.

Alarcón has been an adjunct professor at the Southwestern University School of Law since 1985, and was an adjunct professor at Loyola Marymount School of Law in 1993 and 1994.

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Legal offices
New seat Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
1979–1992
Succeeded by
Wallace Tashima