Stephen S. Trott

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Stephen Trott
Stephen S. Trott Circuit Judge.jpg
Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Assumed office
December 31, 2004
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
In office
March 25, 1988 – December 31, 2004
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Joseph Tyree Sneed III
Succeeded by John B. Owens
Personal details
Born Stephen S. Trott
(1939-12-12) December 12, 1939 (age 78)
Glen Ridge, New Jersey
Political party Republican
Education Wesleyan University (B.A.)
Harvard Law School (LL.B.)

Stephen S. Trott (born December 12, 1939) is a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, Trott received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University in 1962. As a freshman at Wesleyan, Trott was an early member of the folk music group The Highwaymen.[1] He received a Bachelor of Laws from Harvard Law School in 1965. He was a deputy district attorney for Los Angeles County, California from 1966 to 1981 and the chief deputy district attorney from 1975 to 1979. He was the United States Attorney for the Central District of California from 1981 to 1983. He served as Assistant Attorney General for the United States Department of Justice Criminal Division from 1983 to 1986, and Associate Attorney General from 1986 to 1988.[2][3]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Trott was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on August 7, 1987, to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit vacated by Judge Joseph Tyree Sneed III. "He reportedly turned down the opportunity to be nominated for FBI director, preferring the Ninth Circuit vacancy instead."[4] He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 24, 1988, and received commission on March 25, 1988. He assumed senior status on December 31, 2004.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Highwaymen". pandora.com. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  2. ^ "Stephen Trott biodata". Fjc.gov. Retrieved 2007-12-12. 
  3. ^ a b "Trott, Stephen S. - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov. 
  4. ^ "Ninth Circuit Judge Trott to Take Senior Status". www.metnews.com. Archived from the original on 2004-06-19. 

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Andrea S. Ordin
United States Attorney for the Central District of California
1981–1983
Succeeded by
Robert C. Bonner
Preceded by
D. Lowell Jensen
United States Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division
1983–1986
Succeeded by
Bill Weld
Preceded by
Arnold Burns
United States Associate Attorney General
1986–1988
Succeeded by
Frank Keating
Preceded by
Joseph Tyree Sneed III
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
1988–2004
Succeeded by
John B. Owens