Thomas Samuel Zilly

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Thomas Samuel Zilly
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
Assumed office
January 1, 2004
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
In office
1988–2004
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Walter Thomas McGovern
Succeeded by James L. Robart
Personal details
Born 1935 (age 81–82)
Detroit, Michigan
Alma mater

Cornell University

University of Michigan

Thomas Samuel Zilly (born 1935) is a United States federal judge at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington in Seattle, Washington.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Judge Zilly received a B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1956 and a J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1962. He was a U.S. Naval Reserve Lieutenant (J.G.) from 1956 to 1962, serving on active duty from 1956 to 1959. He entered private practice in Seattle, working from 1962 to 1988. He was a Judge pro tem, Seattle Municipal Court from 1972 to 1980.

On February 16, 1988, Judge Zilly was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington vacated by Walter T. McGovern. Zilly was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 19, 1988, and received his commission the following day. He assumed senior status on January 1, 2004.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Walter Thomas McGovern
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
1988–2004
Succeeded by
James L. Robart