Ferdinand Francis Fernandez

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Ferdinand Francis Fernandez
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Assumed office
June 1, 2002
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
In office
May 22, 1989 – June 1, 2002
Appointed by George H. W. Bush
Preceded by Warren J. Ferguson
Succeeded by Consuelo Maria Callahan
Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California
In office
October 17, 1985 – May 24, 1989
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Seat established by 98 Stat. 333
Succeeded by Gary L. Taylor
Personal details
Born Ferdinand Francis Fernandez
(1937-05-29) May 29, 1937 (age 80)
Pasadena, California
Education University of Southern California (B.S.)
USC Gould School of Law (J.D.)
Harvard Law School (LL.M.)

Ferdinand Francis Fernandez (born May 29, 1937) is a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and a former United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Pasadena, California, Fernandez received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California in 1958, a Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in 1962, and a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School in 1963. He was a law clerk for Judge William M. Byrne of the United States District Court for the Central District if California from 1963 to 1964, thereafter entering private practice in Pomona, California until 1980. He was a judge of the San Bernardino County State Superior Court of California from 1980 to 1985.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On July 19, 1985, Fernandez was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Central District of California created by 98 Stat. 333. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 16, 1985, and received his commission on October 17, 1985. His service terminated on May 24, 1989, due to elevation to the Ninth Circuit.[1]

Fernandez was nominated by President George H. W. Bush on February 28, 1989, for elevation to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit vacated by Judge Warren John Ferguson. Fernandez was again confirmed by the United States Senate on May 18, 1989, and received his commission on May 22, 1989. He assumed senior status on June 1, 2002.[2][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Fernandez, Ferdinand Francis - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov. 
  2. ^ Unterburger, Amy L.; Delgado, Jane L. (3 June 1994). "Who's who Among Hispanic Americans". Gale Research – via Google Books. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 98 Stat. 333
Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California
1985–1989
Succeeded by
Gary L. Taylor
Preceded by
Warren J. Ferguson
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
1989–2002
Succeeded by
Consuelo María Callahan