James Ware

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James Ware
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Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of California
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #8
Appointed by:   George H.W. Bush
Active:   10/1/1990 - 8/31/2012
Chief:   2011 - 2012
Preceded by:   Robert Peckham
Personal History
Born:   1946
Hometown:   Birmingham, AL
Undergraduate:   California Lutheran U., B.A., 1969
Law School:   Stanford Law School, J.D., 1972
Military service:   U.S. Army Reserve Second Lieutenant 1972 ; U.S. Army, Military Police 1973 ; U.S. Army Reserve Captain, Military Police 1973 - 1986
James Ware was the chief judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. He joined the court in 1990 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush. He assumed the post of chief judge on January 1, 2011. He retired from this position on August 31, 2012.[1]

Early life and education

Ware graduated from California Lutheran University with his bachelor's degree in 1969 and later graduated from Stanford Law School with his juris doctorate in 1972. Ware was a U.S. Army Reserve Second Lieutenant in 1972 and also served in the U.S. Army as a Military Police Officer in 1973. Ware also served as a U.S. Army Reserve Captain in the Military Police from 1973 to 1986.[2]

Professional career

Ware was in private practice licensed in the State of California from 1972 to 1988 before becoming a superior court judge in the Santa Clara County Superior Court from 1988 to 1990.[2]

Judicial career

Northern District of California

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Pete Wilson, Ware was nominated by President George H.W. Bush on August 3, 1990 to a seat vacated by Robert Peckham as Peckham assumed senior status. Ware was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 28, 1990 on unanimous consent and received commission on October 1, 1990.[3][2] He became the chief judge of the district when former Chief Judge Vaughn Walker stepped down on January 1, 2011.[4] He retired from this position on August 31, 2012.

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Political offices
Preceded by:
Robert Peckham
Northern District of California
Seat #8
Succeeded by: