(NOTE: This is a selective biography, written in May 2010.)
Date of Birth: December 16, 1942, Oak Park, IL
Spouse: Janice C. Murphy; Children: Brian, Shannon, Kelly
Education: University of Illinois (1965); Harvard Business School MBA (1967); Stanford Law School (1975). Admitted to California Bar in 1975.
Work: U.S. Army (1967-69); law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Howard Turrentine (1975-76); associate attorney, Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps (1976-80); San Diego City Councilmember (1981-85); Mayor, City of San Diego (2001-2005).
Bench: San Diego Municipal Court (1985-89); San Diego Superior Court (1989-2000).