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Warren Ferguson

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Warren Ferguson
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Court Information:
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Title:   Former Judge
Service:
Appointed by:   Jimmy Carter
Active:   11/27/1979 - 7/31/1986
Senior:   7/31/1986 - 6/25/2008
Past post:   Central District of California
Past term:   1966 - 1979
Past position:   Seat #6
Personal History
Born:   1920
Deceased:   2008
Undergraduate:   University of Nevada, Reno (1942)
Law School:   University of Southern California Law School (1949)
Military service:   U.S. Army, 1942 - 1945

Warren John Ferguson (1920-2008) was a federal appeals judge with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit based in San Francisco. He joined the court in 1979 after being nominated by President Jimmy Carter, and served it until his death on June 25, 2008.

Early life and education

Ferguson graduated from University of Nevada, Reno with his bachelor's degree in 1942 and later graduated from University of Southern California Law School with his LL.B. in 1949. He also served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945.[1]

Professional career

  • Private practice, Fullerton, California, 1949-1959
  • Municipal court judge, Anaheim, California, 1959-1961
  • Superior court judge, Santa Ana, California, 1961-1966[1]

Judicial career

Central District of California

Ferguson was nominated to the Central District of California by President Lyndon B. Johnson on September 26, 1966 to a new seat created by 80 Stat. 75 which was approved by Congress. Ferguson was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on October 20, 1966 on a senate vote and received commission on November 3, 1966. Ferguson left the Central District of California on December 20, 1979 due to his appointment to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.[1] Ferguson was succeeded in this position by Wallace Tashima.

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Ferguson was nominated to the Ninth Circuit by President Jimmy Carter on September 28, 1979 to a new seat created by 92 Stat. 1629 which was approved by Congress. Ferguson was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 26, 1979 on a Senate vote and received commission on November 27, 1979. Ferguson assumed senior status on July 31, 1986 before his death on June 25, 2008.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by:
NA - new seat
Central District of California
1966–1979
Seat #6
Succeeded by:
Atsushi Tashima
Preceded by:
NA - new seat
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
1979–2008
Succeeded by:
Ferdinand Francis Fernandez