Ronald M. Whyte

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Ronald M. Whyte
Ronald Whyte District Judge.jpg
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
In office
March 2, 1992 – March 2, 2009
Appointed by George H. W. Bush
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Lucy H. Koh
Personal details
Born 1942 (age 71–72)
Pomona, California
Alma mater Wesleyan University (A.B.)
USC Gould School of Law (J.D.)
Judge Ronald Whyte's official portrait for the U.S. District Court was painted by Scott Johnston

Ronald M. Whyte (born 1942) is a United States federal judge in San Jose, California.

Born in Pomona, California, Whyte earned an A.B. in Mathematics from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut in 1964, and a J.D. degree from the USC Gould School of Law in Los Angeles, California in 1967.

Whyte was in private practice from 1967 to 1968 in Claremont, California. He then served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy from 1968 to 1971 as part of the Judge Advocate General Corps. He returned to private practice from 1971 to 1989, working at Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel Inc. in San Jose, California. In 1989, Governor George Deukmejian appointed him a Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge.

On July 26, 1991, President George H. W. Bush nominated Whyte to new seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California created by 104 Stat. 5089. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 6, 1992, and received his commission on March 2, 1992. He assumed senior status on March 2, 2009.

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