Philip Charles Wilkins

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Philip Charles Wilkins (January 27, 1913 – July 8, 1998) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Sacramento, California, Wilkins received an LL.B. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1939. He was in private practice in Sacramento, California from 1940 to 1942. He was a U.S. Naval Reserve Lieutenant during World War II, from 1942 to 1945. He was in private practice in Sacramento, California from 1946 to 1969.

Wilkins was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. Wilkins was nominated by President Richard Nixon on October 23, 1969, to a seat vacated by Sherrill Halbert. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 17, 1969, and received his commission on December 18, 1969. He served as chief judge from 1979-1983. He assumed senior status on January 27, 1983. Wilkins served in that capacity until his death, in Sacramento, California.

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Preceded by
Sherrill Halbert
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
1969–1983
Succeeded by
Edward J. Garcia