Kathryn Doi Todd
Kathryn Doi Todd (born January 14, 1942) is a retired Associate Justice of the California Second District Court of Appeal, Division Two, having been appointed to the post by Governor Gray Davis in 2000.
Born Kathryn Doi in Los Angeles, California, and is of Japanese descent. She was interned at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center as an infant after President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. After receiving her diploma from Los Angeles High School in 1959, she was given an A.B. in history from Stanford University in 1963 and a J.D. from Loyola Law School in 1970. From 1971–1978, Todd was an attorney in Little Tokyo. She was a founder member of the Japanese American Bar Association (JABA).
In 1978, Governor Jerry Brown appointed her to the Los Angeles County Municipal Court, making her the first female Asian American judge in the United States. In 1981, Brown elevated Todd to the Los Angeles County Superior Court, a position she would hold until 2000 when Brown's former chief of staff, Governor Gray Davis, appointed her to the California Second District Court of Appeal, Division Two. Doi retired in January 2013. In 2014 she received the Margaret Brent Award.
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- "National Archives: Kathryn Doi". Retrieved 2011-01-23.
- Lan, Lawrence (July 24, 2012). "Justice Kathryn Doi Todd: Redefining Possibilities". Discover Nikkei. Retrieved 2016-10-21.
- "Justice Todd Retires From Second District Court of Appeal". www.courts.ca.gov. Retrieved 2016-10-21.
- "Doi Todd Receives Margaret Brent Award". www.rafu.com. Retrieved 2016-10-21.
- Steve Hochman (September 1, 2002). "In a Foreign Land". Los Angeles Times.
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August 18, 2000–present
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