David R. Thompson

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David R. Thompson
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
In office
December 31, 1998 – February 19, 2011
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
In office
December 17, 1985 – December 31, 1998
Appointed byRonald Reagan
Preceded bySeat established by 98 Stat. 333
Succeeded byRaymond C. Fisher
Personal details
Born
David R. Thompson

(1930-12-26)December 26, 1930
San Diego, California
DiedFebruary 19, 2011(2011-02-19) (aged 80)
San Francisco, California
EducationUniversity of Southern California (B.S.)
USC Gould School of Law (LL.B.)

David R. Thompson (December 26, 1930 – February 19, 2011) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Education and career[edit]

Born in San Diego, California, Thompson received a Bachelor of Science degree in business from University of Southern California in 1952. He received a Bachelor of Laws from USC Gould School of Law in 1955. He was in the United States Navy from 1955 to 1957. He was in private practice of law in San Diego from 1957 to 1985.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On October 7, 1985, Thompson was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a new seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit created by 98 Stat. 333. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 16, 1985, and received commission on December 17, 1985. He assumed senior status on December 31, 1998, serving in that status until his death.[1]

Death[edit]

Thompson died on February 19, 2011, after a sudden illness.[2][3] Thompson had traveled to San Francisco to hear oral arguments in several cases. He died at the city's St. Mary's Medical Center.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Thompson, David R. - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
  2. ^ Williams, Carol J. (February 23, 2011). "David R. Thompson dies at 80; Reagan appointee to 9th Circuit". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 23, 2011.
  3. ^ David, Madden (February 23, 2011). "Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Mourns Death of Senior Judge David R. Thompson" (PDF). Public Information Office, United States Courts for the Ninth Circuit. Retrieved February 23, 2011.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 98 Stat. 333
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
1985–1998
Succeeded by
Raymond C. Fisher