Charles Byron Renfrew

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Charles Byron Renfrew
18th United States Deputy Attorney General
In office
1980–1981
President Jimmy Carter
Preceded by Benjamin R. Civiletti
Succeeded by Edward C. Schmults
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
In office
December 9, 1971 – February 27, 1980
Appointed by Richard Nixon
Preceded by Gerald Sanford Levin
Succeeded by Eugene F. Lynch
Personal details
Born (1928-10-31)October 31, 1928
Detroit, Michigan
Died December 14, 2017(2017-12-14) (aged 89)
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Princeton University (B.A)
University of Michigan Law School (J.D.)
Military service
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy (1946–1948)
 United States Army (1952–1953)
Battles/wars Korean War

Charles Byron Renfrew (October 31, 1928 – December 14, 2017) was an United States federal judge, and in 2013, was listed as a NAFTA adjudicator.[1]

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Renfrew served in the United States Navy in the aftermath of World War II, from 1946 to 1948, then received an A.B. from Princeton University in 1952 and served in the United States Army from 1952 to 1953. He received a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1956, thereafter entering private practice in San Francisco, California from 1956 to 1972.

On November 29, 1971, Renfrew was nominated by President Richard Nixon to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California vacated by Gerald S. Levin. Renfrew was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 2, 1971, and received his commission on December 9, 1971. Renfrew served in that capacity until February 27, 1980, when he resigned to become United States Deputy Attorney General, serving in that post until 1981.

Renfrew was thereafter in private practice in San Francisco from 1981 to 1982. He was a vice president and counsel of the Chevron Corporation in San Francisco from 1983 to 1993. He returned to private practice in San Francisco in 1994.[2]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "NAFTA Trilateral > Home > Dispute Settlement > Roster Members". www.nafta-sec-alena.org. Retrieved 19 December 2017. 
  2. ^ "Charles Renfrew, Former Federal Judge, Dies at 89 - The Recorder". law.com. Retrieved 19 December 2017. 
Legal offices
Preceded by
Gerald Sanford Levin
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
1971–1980
Succeeded by
Martin Jenkins