James Ideman

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James Ideman
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Central District of California
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #4
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   6/15/1984 - 4/2/1998
Senior:   4/2/1998 - 9/11/1998
Preceded by:   Lawrence Lydick
Succeeded by:   Gary Feess
Personal History
Born:   1931
Undergraduate:   The Citadel (1953)
Law School:   University of Southern California Law School (1963)



James M. Ideman (1931-present) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Ideman was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on May 24, 1984, to a seat vacated by Lawrence Lydick; he was confirmed by the Senate on June 15, 1984, and received commission that same day. He assumed senior status on April 2, 1998. He served the Central District of California until his retirement on September 11, 1998. Ideman was succeeded in this position by Gary Feess.

Early life and education

  • The Citadel, B.A., 1953
  • University of Southern California Law School, J.D., 1963

Professional career

  • U.S. Army Lieutenant, 1953-1956
  • Deputy district attorney, Los Angeles County, California, 1964-1979
  • Judge, Los Angeles County Superior Court, California, 1979-1984

Judicial career

Central District of California

Ideman was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on May 24, 1984, to a seat vacated by Lawrence Lydick;[1] he was confirmed by the Senate on June 15, 1984, and received commission that same day. He assumed senior status on April 2, 1998. He served the Central District of California until his retirement on September 11, 1998. Ideman was succeeded in this position by Gary Feess.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Lawrence Lydick
Central District of California
1984–1998
Seat #4
Succeeded by:
Gary Feess