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Franklin D. Burgess

Biography of Franklin D. Burgess

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Burgess
  • First Name: Franklin
  • Middle Name: D.
  • Date of Birth: March , 9 , 1935
  • Place of Birth (POB): Eudora , Arkansas (US-AR, AR, 05, Ark.)
  • Date of Death: March , 26 , 2010
  • Place of Death (POD): University Place , Washington (US-WA, WA, 53, WN, Wash., Wa., Wn.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: African American

Franklin D. Burgess Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Western District of Washington
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: William J. Clinton ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 11/19/1993
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Qualified
  • Seat vacated by: Tanner , Jack E.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 11/19/1993
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 03/23/1994
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 03/25/1994
  • Commission Date: 03/28/1994
  • Retirement from Active Service: 03/09/2005
  • Date of Termination: 03/26/2010
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Franklin D. Burgess in the Law School

  • Name of School: Gonzaga University
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1961

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Degree: Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1966

Franklin D. Burgess Career Path


  • U.S. Air Force airman, 1954-1958
  • Legal intern, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, 1966-1967
  • Assistant city attorney, Tacoma, Washington, 1967-1969
  • Private practice, Tacoma, Washington, 1969-1980
  • Judge pro tem, Tacoma [Washington] Municipal Court, 1971-1980
  • Judge pro tem, District Court of the State of Washington, Pierce County, 1971-1980
  • Regional counsel, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Seattle, Washington, 1980-1981

    Bankruptcy and Magistrate service

    United States Magistrate, United States District Court, Western District of Washington, 1981-1993


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