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Ferdinand Francis Fernandez

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Ferdinand Francis Francis
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Current Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Title:   Senior Judge
Station:   Pasadena, CA
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   5/22/1989-6/1/2002
Senior:   6/1/2002-Present
Preceded by:   Warren J. Ferguson
Past post:   Central District of California
Past term:   1985 - 1989
Past position:   Seat #21
Personal History
Born:   1937
Undergraduate:   University of Southern California, 1958
Law School:   University of Southern California Law School, 1962

Ferdinand Francis Fernandez is a federal appeals judge with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He joined the court in 1989 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. Fernandez is serving on senior status.[1]

Early life and education

Ferandez graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) with his bachelor's degree in 1958 and later graduated from USC Law with his J.D. in 1962. He also graduated from Harvard Law with his Masters of Laws degree in 1963.[1]

Professional career

Fernandez began his legal career as a clerk to former federal Judge William Byrne, Sr. in the Central District of California from 1963 to 1964. He next worked in private practice from 1964 to 1980. In 1980, Fernandez joined the San Bernardino County Superior Court. He served in this position until 1985, when he joined the federal court.[1]

Judicial career

Ninth Circuit

Fernandez was nominated by President George Bush on February 28, 1989, to a seat on the Ninth Circuit vacated by Judge Warren J. Ferguson. Fernandez was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 18, 1989, and received commission on May 22, 1989.[2] Fernandez assumed senior status on June 1, 2002.[1]

Central District of California

Fernandez was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on July 19, 1985, to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Central District of California created by 98 Stat. 333. Fernandez was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 16, 1985, and received commission on October 17, 1985. Fernandez left the Central District of California on May 24, 1989, due to his appointment to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.[1] Fernandez was succeeded in this position by Judge Gary L. Taylor.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
NA - new seat
Central District of California
Seat #21
Succeeded by:
Gary L. Taylor
Preceded by:
Warren Ferguson
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Succeeded by:
Consuelo Maria Callahan