Stanley Alexander Weigel
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|Stanley Alexander Weigel|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California|
August 15, 1962 – October 9, 1982
|Appointed by||John F. Kennedy|
|Preceded by||Louis Earl Goodman|
|Succeeded by||John P. Vukasin Jr.|
December 9, 1905|
Helena, Montana, U.S.
|Died||September 1, 1999
San Francisco, California, U.S.
|Education||Stanford University B.A., J.D.|
|Known for||Prison reform; Opposed McCarthyism|
Stanley Alexander Weigel (December 9, 1905 – September 1, 1999) was a United States federal judge.
Education and legal career
Born in Helena, Montana, Weigel was raised in San Francisco and attended Lowell High School. He received an A.B. from Stanford University in 1926 and a J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1928. He was in private practice in San Francisco, California from 1928 to 1962. He was a U.S. Naval Reserve Lieutenant during World War II, from 1943 to 1945. He was a nonresident lecturer at Stanford University Law School beginning in 1952.
Weigel was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Weigel was nominated by President John F. Kennedy on July 6, 1962, to a seat vacated by Louis E. Goodman. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 9, 1962, and received his commission on August 15, 1962. He assumed senior status on October 9, 1982. Weigel served in that capacity until September 30, 1997, due to retirement.
- Stanley Alexander Weigel at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- "Obituary: Stanley Weigel". San Francisco Gate. September 4, 1999. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
- Saxon, Wolfgang (September 4, 1999). "Judge Stanley Weigel, 93, Dies; Acted to Improve Prisons". New York Times. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
- Woo, Elaine (September 4, 1999). "Stanley Weigel; Longtime Federal Judge". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
- Domnarski, William (2009). Federal Judges Revealed. Oxford University Press. p. 93. ISBN 0195374592. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
- Fletcher, William, ed. (2000). Stanley Weigel: Litigator and Federal Judge (PDF). Berkeley, California: The Bancroft Library Oral History Project, University of California. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
Louis Earl Goodman
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
John P. Vukasin Jr.
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