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David R. Thompson

Biography of David R. Thompson

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Thompson
  • First Name: David
  • Middle Name: R.
  • Date of Birth: December , 26 , 1930
  • Place of Birth (POB): San Diego , California (US-CA, CA, 06, CF, Calif., Ca., Cal.)
  • Date of Death: February , 19 , 2011
  • Place of Death (POD): San Francisco , California (US-CA, CA, 06, CF, Calif., Ca., Cal.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

David R. Thompson Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Court Type: United States Court of Appeals
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Ronald Reagan ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 10/07/1985
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Well Qualified
  • New Seat
  • Authorization legislation: 98 Stat. 333
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 10/07/1985
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 11/14/1985
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 12/16/1985
  • Commission Date: 12/17/1985
  • Retirement from Active Service: 12/31/1998
  • Date of Termination: 02/19/2011
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

David R. Thompson in the Law School

  • Name of School: University of Southern California
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.S.), business
  • Law Degree Year: 1952

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): University of Southern California Law School
  • Degree: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1955

David R. Thompson Career Path


  • U.S. Navy, 1955-1957
  • Private practice, San Diego, California, 1957-1985


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