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Rudi Brewster

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Rudi Brewster
Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Southern District of California
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   6/15/1984 - 7/1/1998
Senior:   7/1/1998 - 9/7/2012
Preceded by:   Howard Turrentine
Succeeded by:   James Lorenz
Personal History
Born:   1932
Hometown:   Sioux Falls, SD
Deceased:   September 7, 2012
Undergraduate:   Princeton U., B.A., 1954
Law School:   Stanford Law School, J.D., 1960
Military service:   U.S. Navy 1954 - 1957 ; U.S. Naval Reserve 1957 - 1981

Rudi M. Brewster was a federal judge in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. He joined the court in 1984 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. He assumed senior status on July 1, 1988 and served until his death on September 7, 2012.[1]

Early life and education

Brewster graduated from Princeton with his bachelor's degree in 1954 and later graduated from Stanford Law with his Juris Doctor degree in 1960. Brewster served in the US Navy on active duty from 1954 to 1957 and in the Naval Reserves from 1957 to 1981.[2]

Professional career

Brewster spent his entire pre-judicial legal career as a private practice attorney licensed in the State of California from 1960 to 1984.[2]

Judicial career

Southern District of California

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Pete Wilson, Brewster was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on May 24, 1984 to a seat vacated by Howard Turrentine as Turrentine assumed senior status. Brewster was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 15, 1984 on a senate vote and received commission on June 15, 1984. Brewster assumed senior status on July 1, 1998.[2] Brewster was succeeded in this position by James Lorenz.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Howard Turrentine
Southern District of California
Seat #3
Succeeded by:
James Lorenz

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