George H. Wu
George H. Wu
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California|
|Assumed office |
April 17, 2007
|Appointed by||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Ronald S.W. Lew|
|Judge of the Los Angeles County Superior Court|
|Judge of the Los Angeles Municipal Court|
George H. Wu
1950 (age 69–70)
New York City, New York
|Education||Pomona College (B.A.)|
University of Chicago Law School (J.D.)
George H. Wu (born 1950) is a United States federal judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Born in New York City, New York, Wu is the great-grandson of Wu Tingfang, the first ethnically Chinese barrister in England, and the grandson of Wu Chaoshu.[circular reference] Wu received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pomona College in 1972 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School in 1975. Wu was also a law clerk for Judge Stanley Barnes, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1976-1977 and in 1979.
After clerking for Judge Barnes, Wu was in private practice in Los Angeles, California. He was also briefly an assistant professor of law at the University of Tennessee College of Law from 1979 to 1982. Additionally, he was an Assistant United States Attorney of the U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of California from 1982 to 1989 and from 1991 to 1993.
State judicial service
In 1993, Wu was appointed as a state court judge to the Los Angeles Municipal Court. In 1996, he was elevated to a California Superior Court trial judge on the Los Angeles Superior Court and held this post until 2007.
Federal judicial service
Wu is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California, sitting in Los Angeles. Wu was nominated to the Federal Bench by President George W. Bush on January 9, 2007, to a seat vacated by Ronald S.W. Lew. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 27, 2007, and received his commission on April 17, 2007.
- George H. Wu at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- Bao, Guangren (2007-03-29). "获布什任命 伍浩平成美联邦法院第四位华裔法官" [Appointed by Bush - George H. Wu becomes fourth ethnically Chinese judge of the US Federal Court]. Sina.com.cn (in Chinese). China News Service. Retrieved 2017-04-16.
- "Wu Tingfang - Lincolns Inn Factsheet" (PDF). Lincolns Inn. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-06-21. Retrieved 2017-04-16.
Ronald S.W. Lew
| Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California