William Rea

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William Rea
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Central District of California
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #16
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   6/15/1984 - 3/31/1998
Senior:   3/31/1998 - 8/3/2005
Preceded by:   Malcolm Lucas
Succeeded by:   David Carter
Personal History
Born:   1920
Deceased:   2005
Undergraduate:   Loyola University (1942)
Law School:   University of Colorado School of Law (1949)

William J. Rea (1920-2005) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Rea was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on May 24, 1984, to a seat vacated by Malcolm Lucas; he was confirmed by the Senate on June 15, 1984, and received commission that same day. He assumed senior status on March 31, 1998. He served the Central District of California until his death on August 3, 2005. Rea was succeeded in this position by David Carter.

Early life and education

  • Loyola University, Los Angeles, CA, B.A., 1942
  • University of Colorado School of Law, LL.B., 1949

Professional career

  • U.S. Navy, 1941-1946
  • Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1950-1964
  • Private practice, Santa Ana, California, 1964-1968
  • Judge, Superior Court of Los Angeles County, California, 1968-1984

Judicial career

Central District of California

Rea was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on May 24, 1984, to a seat vacated by Malcolm Lucas;[1] he was confirmed by the Senate on June 15, 1984, and received commission that same day. He assumed senior status on March 31, 1998. He served the Central District of California until his death on August 3, 2005. Rea was succeeded in this position by David Carter.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Malcolm Lucas
Central District of California
1984–1998
Seat #16
Succeeded by:
David Carter