Dick Yin Wong

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Dick Yin Wong (September 13, 1920 - December 26, 1978) was an American lawyer and judge. He served as judge on the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii.

Wong was born in 1920 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He attended the University of Hawaii, where he received a B.A., 1942 and the M.A., 1944. He graduated from the Northwestern University School of Law with a J.D., 1950

Highlights of his career include:

  • U.S. Army Staff Sergeant, 1945-1947
  • Accountant, Chicago, Illinois, 1947-1949
  • Private practice, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1950-1951
  • Accountant, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1951-1961
  • Private practice, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1960-1961
  • Judge, Hawaii Tax Appeal Court, 1960-1968
  • Private practice, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1962-1968
  • Accountant, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1962-1968
  • Judge, First Circuit Court of Hawaii, 1968-1973
  • Private practice, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1973-1975

Wong was nominated by Gerald Ford on March 17, 1975, to a seat vacated by Martin Pence on the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 24, 1975, and received his commission on April 25, 1975. His service terminated on December 26, 1978, due to death.

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