Edward Joseph Schwartz

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Edward Joseph Schwartz
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California
In office
1969 – March 22, 2000
Appointed by Lyndon B. Johnson
Preceded by James M. Carter
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California
In office
March 28, 1968 – 1969
Judge of the Superior Court of San Diego
In office
1964–1968
Municipal Court of San Diego
In office
1959–1964
Personal details
Born March 26, 1912
Seattle, Washington
Died March 22, 2000
San Diego, California
Alma mater University of California (B.A.)
University of San Francisco School of Law (J.D.)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1942-1945
Rank US-O4 insignia.svg Lieutenant Commander

Edward Joseph Schwartz (March 26, 1912 – March 22, 2000) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Seattle, Washington, Schwartz received an A.B. from the University of California in 1934 and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1939. He graduated from the Naval War College in 1943.[1] He was a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy during World War II, from 1942 to 1945, and thereafter served as a U.S. Naval Reserves Lieutenant Commander.

Legal career[edit]

After law school he was in private practice in San Diego, California from 1940 to 1941. He resumed his private practice after servicing in World War II in San Diego from 1946 to 1959. During this time he specialized on business, probate and corporate law.[2]

Judicial service[edit]

Governor Pat Brown appointed him to the Municipal Court of San Diego in 1959.[3] He was a judge on the Municipal Court of San Diego from 1959 to 1964, and on the Superior Court of San Diego from 1964 to 1968.

On January 29, 1968, Schwartz was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of California vacated by James M. Carter. Schwartz was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 28, 1968, and received his commission the same day. He served as chief judge from 1969 to 1982, assuming senior status on March 26, 1982 and serving in that capacity until his death, in San Diego. The Edward J. Schwartz United States Courthouse is named in his honor.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ 1994 Congressional Record, Vol. 140, Page H (April 12, 1994)
  2. ^ "Obituaries Edward J. Schwartz; U.S. District Judge in San Diego". 2006-03-26. 
  3. ^ "Obituaries Edward J. Schwartz; U.S. District Judge in San Diego". 2006-03-26. 
  4. ^ 1994 Congressional Record, Vol. 140, Page H (April 12, 1994)