George H. King

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George H. King (born 1951) is the chief judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

King was born in Shanghai, China. He received an A.B. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1971 and a J.D. from the University of Southern California Law School in 1974. He was in private practice in Los Angeles, California from 1974 to 1975. He was an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California from 1975 to 1979. He returned to private practice from 1979 to 1986. At the same time, he acted as a hearing examiner for the Los Angeles Police Commission from 1980 to 1982.

In 1987, King became a United States magistrate judge for the Central District. On April 27, 1995, President Bill Clinton nominated King to be a district judge for the Central District, a new seat created by statute. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 30, 1995, and received his commission the same day. He became chief of the court on September 14, 2012.

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