Lourdes Gillespie Baird

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Lourdes Gillespie Baird
Lourdes Baird District Judge.jpg
Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California
In office
August 12, 1992 – May 12, 2004
Appointed by George H.W. Bush
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by George P. Schiavelli
United States Attorney for the Central District of California
In office
1990–1992
Appointed by George H.W. Bush
Judge of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County
In office
1988–1990
Judge of the Los Angeles Municipal Court
In office
1987–1988
Judge of the East Los Angeles Municipal Court
In office
1986–1987
Personal details
Born 1935
Quito, Ecuador
Alma mater Los Angeles City College (A.A.)
University of California, Los Angeles (B.A.)
University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law (J.D.)

Lourdes Gillespie Baird (born 1935) is a former United States federal judge.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Quito, Ecuador, Baird received an A.A. from Los Angeles City College in 1971, a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1973, and a J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law in 1976.

Career[edit]

Baird was an assistant U.S. Attorney of the Central District of California from 1977 to 1983. She was in private practice in Los Angeles, California from 1983 to 1986. She was a judge on the East Los Angeles Municipal Court from 1986 to 1987, on the Los Angeles Municipal Court from 1987 to 1988, and on the Superior Court of Los Angeles County from 1988 to 1990. She was a U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California from 1990 to 1992.

On April 2, 1992, Baird was nominated by President George H.W. Bush to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Central District of California created by 104 Stat. 5089. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 11, 1992, and received her commission on August 12, 1992. She assumed senior status on May 12, 2004, retiring completely on April 15, 2005.

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