Albert Lee Stephens Sr.

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Albert Lee Stephens Sr. (January 25, 1874 – January 15, 1965) was a United States federal Judge in California for thirty years.

In December 1932, Governor James Rolph, Jr. appointed Stephens, then a judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court, to the vacancy on the California Court of Appeal, Second District, when Ira F. Thompson was elevated to the California Supreme Court.[1]

In 1935, Stephens was nominated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. He served only two years before President Roosevelt nominated him in 1937 to a position of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Stephens served on that court until his death in 1965.

He received his LL.B. degree from the University of Southern California Law School in 1903. Judge Stephens' son, Albert Lee Stephens Jr., was also a federal judge in California.

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  1. ^ "Appointed to the Supreme Court". Madera Tribune (47). California Digital Newspaper Collection. 28 December 1932. p. 2. Retrieved August 11, 2017. 
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Preceded by
Ira F. Thompson
Associate Justice of the California Court of Appeal, Second District, Division Two
1932–1935
Succeeded by
Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California
1935–1937
Succeeded by
Ralph E. Jenney
Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
1937–1961
Succeeded by
Ben C. Duniway