(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).