Procter Hug

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Procter Hug
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Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Title:   Senior Judge
Station:   Reno, NV
Appointed by:   Jimmy Carter
Active:   9/15/1977 - 1/1/2002
Chief:   1996-2000
Senior:   1/1/2002 - Present
Preceded by:   Benjamin Cushing Duniway
Past post:   Private practice
Past term:   1956 - 1979
Personal History
Hometown:   Reno, NV
Undergraduate:   University of Nevada, Reno 1953
Law School:   Stanford Law School 1958

Procter Ralph Hug, Jr. is a federal appeals judge with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit based in San Francisco. He joined the court in 1977 after being nominated by President Jimmy Carter. Hug is serving on senior status.

Early life and education

Born in Reno, Nevada, Hug graduated from University of Nevada-Reno with his bachelor's degree in 1953 and later graduated from Stanford Law with his Juris Doctor degree in 1958. Hug also served as a U.S. Navy Lieutenant from 1954 to 1955.[1]

Professional career

Hug became a private practice attorney in the State of Nevada from 1958 to 1977 and also Deputy Attorney General for the State of Nevada. Hug was General counsel for the University of Nevada Educational System from 1972 to 1976. Hug served as a Civilian Aide to the U.S. Secretary of the Army in 1977.[1]

Judicial career

Hug was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit by President Jimmy Carter on August 29, 1977 to a seat vacated by Benjamin Cushing Duniway. Confirmed by the Senate on September 15, 1977, and received commission on September 15, 1977. Hug served as the Chief Judge of the Ninth Circuit from 1996 to 2000 before later assuming senior status on January 1, 2002.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by:
Benjamin Duniway
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Succeeded by:
Jay Bybee