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Fern Smith
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of California
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #11
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   7/27/1988 - 5/15/2003
Senior:   5/15/2003 - 6/30/2005
Preceded by:   Samuel Conti
Personal History
Born:   1933
Undergraduate:   Stanford University (1972)
Law School:   Stanford Law School (1975)

Fern M. Smith (1933-present) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Smith was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on May 9, 1988, to a seat vacated by Samuel Conti; she was confirmed by the Senate on July 26, 1988, and received commission the next day. She assumed senior status on May 15, 2003. She served the Northern District of California until her retirement on June 30, 2005. Smith was succeeded in this position by Samuel Conti.

Early life and education

  • Foothill Community College, A.A., 1970
  • Stanford University, B.A., 1972
  • Stanford Law School, J.D., 1975

Professional career

  • Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1975-1986
  • Judge, Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Francisco, 1986-1988
  • Director, Federal Judicial Center, 1999-2003

Judicial career

Northern District of California

Smith was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on May 9, 1988, to a seat vacated by Samuel Conti;[1] she was confirmed by the Senate on July 26, 1988, and received commission the next day. She assumed senior status on May 15, 2003. She served the Northern District of California until her retirement on June 30, 2005. Smith was succeeded in this position by Samuel Conti.

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References

Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Samuel Conti
Northern District of California
1988–2003
Seat #11
Succeeded by:
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