Thurmond Clarke

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Thurmond Clarke
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California
In office
September 1, 1970 – February 28, 1971
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California
In office
1966–1970
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byAlbert Lee Stephens Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California
In office
September 18, 1966 – September 1, 1970
Appointed byoperation of law
Preceded bySeat established by 80 Stat. 75
Succeeded byLawrence Tupper Lydick
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California
In office
1966
Preceded byWilliam Matthew Byrne Sr.
Succeeded byJames Marshall Carter
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California
In office
August 3, 1955 – September 18, 1966
Appointed byDwight D. Eisenhower
Preceded bySeat established by 68 Stat. 8
Succeeded bySeat abolished
Personal details
Born
Thurmond Clarke

(1902-06-29)June 29, 1902
Santa Paula, California
DiedFebruary 28, 1971(1971-02-28) (aged 68)
EducationUSC Gould School of Law (LL.B.)

Thurmond Clarke (June 29, 1902 – February 28, 1971) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Santa Paula, California, Clarke received a Bachelor of Laws from the USC Gould School of Law in 1927. He was a deputy district attorney of Los Angeles County, California from 1927 to 1929, and then a deputy city attorney of the City of Los Angeles from 1929 to 1932. He was a Judge of the Los Angeles Municipal Court from 1932 to 1935, and of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County from 1935 to 1955.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Clarke was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on June 21, 1955, to the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, to a new seat authorized by 68 Stat. 8. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 1, 1955, and received his commission on August 3, 1955. He served as Chief Judge in 1966. Clarke was reassigned by operation of law to the United States District Court for the Central District of California on September 18, 1966, to a new seat authorized by 80 Stat. 75. He served as Chief Judge from 1966 to 1970. He assumed senior status on September 1, 1970. His service terminated on February 28, 1971, due to his death.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Seat established by 68 Stat. 8
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California
1955–1966
Succeeded by
Seat abolished
Preceded by
William Matthew Byrne Sr.
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California
1966
Succeeded by
James Marshall Carter
Preceded by
Seat established by 80 Stat. 75
Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California
1966–1970
Succeeded by
Lawrence Tupper Lydick
Preceded by
Office established
Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California
1966–1970
Succeeded by
Albert Lee Stephens Jr.