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Bruce Thompson
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Nevada
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #2T
Service:
Appointed by:   John F. Kennedy
Active:   8/16/1963 - 8/31/1978
Senior:   8/31/1978 - 2/10/1992
Preceded by:   John Rolly Ross
Succeeded by:   Harry Claiborne
Personal History
Born:   1911
Deceased:   1992
Undergraduate:   University of Nevada (1932)
Law School:   Stanford Law School (1936)



Bruce Rutherford Thompson (1911-1992) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.

Thompson was nominated by President John F. Kennedy on July 9, 1963, to a seat vacated by John William Ross; he was confirmed by the Senate on August 6, 1963, and received his commission on August 16, 1963. He assumed senior status on August 31, 1978. He served the District of Nevada until his death on February 10, 1992. Thompson was succeeded in this position by Harry Claiborne.

Early life and education

  • University of Nevada, A.B., 1932
  • Stanford Law School, LL.B., 1936

Professional career

  • Private practice, Reno, Nevada, 1936-1963
  • Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Nevada, 1942-1952
  • Special Master, U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, 1952-1954

Judicial career

District of Nevada

Thompson was nominated by President John F. Kennedy on July 9, 1963, to a seat vacated by John William Ross[1]; he was confirmed by the Senate on August 6, 1963, and received his commission on August 16, 1963. He assumed senior status on August 31, 1978. He served the District of Nevada until his death on February 10, 1992. Thompson was succeeded in this position by Harry Claiborne.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
John Rolly Ross
District of Nevada
1963–1978
Seat #2T
Succeeded by:
Harry Claiborne