Arthur Lawrence Alarcon
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit|
November 2, 1979 – November 21, 1992
|Appointed by||Jimmy Carter|
|Preceded by||Seat established|
|Succeeded by||Wallace Tashima|
August 14, 1925|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Died||January 28, 2015
Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Southern California|
Arthur Lawrence Alarcón (August 14, 1925 – January 28, 2015) was a United States federal judge.
Born in Los Angeles, California, 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 extraditions 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, and served until his death on January 28, 2015.
- "Court of Appeals Mourns Passing of Senior Circuit Judge Arthur L. Alarcón" (PDF). Public Information Office for the Ninth Circuit. January 28, 2015. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
- Arthur Lawrence Alarcon at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- Arthur Alarcón receives an honorary degree
|New seat||Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit