Thomas J. Whelan (judge)
|Thomas J. Whelan|
|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California|
August 15, 2010
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California|
October 22, 1998 – August 15, 2010
|Appointed by||Bill Clinton|
|Preceded by||John S. Rhoades|
|Succeeded by||Gonzalo P. Curiel|
|Judge of the Superior Court of California, San Diego County|
|Born||1940 (age 73–74)
San Diego, California
|Alma mater||University of San Diego (B.A.)
University of San Diego School of Law (J.D.)
Thomas J. Whelan (born 1940) is a Senior United States district court judge
Early life and education
Whelan was a Contracts administrator, planner, and estimator, for General Dynamics Corp. from 1961 to 1969. He was a Deputy district attorney of San Diego, CA from 1969 to 1989.
Whelan was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Whelan was nominated by President Bill Clinton on June 4, 1998, to a seat vacated by John S. Rhoades. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 21, 1998, and received his commission on October 22, 1998. He assumed senior status on August 15, 2010.
- Thomas J. Whelan at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.