Cynthia Holcomb Hall
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|Cynthia Holcomb Hall|
|Born||February 19, 1929
Los Angeles, California
|Died||February 26, 2011
Early life and career 
Born in Los Angeles, California, Hall received an A.B. from Stanford University in 1951, an LL.B. from Stanford Law School in 1954, and an LL.M. from New York University School of Law in 1960. She was a United States Naval Reserve Lieutenant, JAG Corps from 1951 to 1953. She was a law clerk, Hon. Richard Harvey Chambers, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit from 1954 to 1955. She was a Research assistant to editor, Tax Law Review from 1959 to 1960. She was a Trial attorney of Tax Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. from 1960 to 1964. She was an Attorney advisor, Office of Tax Legislative Counsel, U.S. Department of the Treasury from 1964 to 1966. She was in private practice in Beverly Hills, California from 1966 to 1972.
Judicial career 
Hall was a judge on the United States Tax Court from 1972 to 1981 and a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Central District of California. She was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on October 14, 1981, to a seat vacated by Harry Pregerson. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 18, 1981, and received her commission the same day. Hall served in that capacity until October 4, 1984, due to appointment to another judicial position.
Hall was a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Hall was nominated by Ronald Reagan on August 1, 1984, to a new seat created by 98 Stat. 333. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 3, 1984, and received her commission on October 4, 1984. She assumed senior status on August 31, 1997.
Hall died of cancer at her home in Pasadena, California on February 26, 2011 at the age of 82.
- Cynthia Holcomb Hall at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.