Hon. David R. Thompson

(NOTE:  This is a selective biography, written in Sept 2009)

Date of Birth:  12/26/1930, San Diego

Spouse:  Arna, Children: Carolyn, Adam, Dan

Education:  J.D. USC (1955).  Admitted to California Bar in 1956.

Work:  Private (general) practice, 1957-1985 (final 20 years with Thompson & Thompson).

Bench:  Appointed to U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit in December 1985 (to present).

Bar/other:  SDCBA Board (early 1980s); ABOTA (since 1975, President in 1983); Chair, Bankruptcy Committee, Judicial Conference of United States; Chair, 9th Circuit Death Penalty Committee; Chair, 9th Circuit Evaluation Committee; Honorary Doctorate of Law, California Western (2002).