Louis Earl Goodman

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Louis Earl Goodman (January 2, 1892 – September 15, 1961) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Lemoore, California, Goodman received a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1913 and an LL.B. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1915. He was in private practice in San Francisco, California from 1915 to 1942, and was a member of a Selective Service Local Board from 1940 to 1942.

On November 9, 1942, Goodman was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California vacated by Harold Louderback. Goodman was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 15, 1942, and received his commission on December 24, 1942. He served as chief judge from 1958 until his death, in 1961 in Palo Alto, California.