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Laughlin Edward Waters

Biography of Laughlin Edward Waters Sr.

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Waters
  • First Name: Laughlin
  • Middle Name: Edward
  • Generational Suffix: Sr.
  • Date of Birth: August , 16 , 1914
  • Place of Birth (POB): Los Angeles , California (US-CA, CA, 06, CF, Calif., Ca., Cal.)
  • Date of Death: June , 3 , 2002
  • Place of Death (POD): Los Angeles , California (US-CA, CA, 06, CF, Calif., Ca., Cal.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Laughlin Edward Waters Sr. Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Central District of California
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Gerald Ford ( Republican )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 04/26/1976
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Well Qualified
  • Seat vacated by: Curtis , Jesse W.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 04/26/1976
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 05/10/1976
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 05/11/1976
  • Commission Date: 05/12/1976
  • Retirement from Active Service: 07/06/1986
  • Date of Termination: 06/03/2002
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Laughlin Edward Waters Sr. in the Law School

  • Name of School: University of California, Los Angeles
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1939

Second Law School Attendance

  • Law Degree (Name of School): University of Southern California Law School
  • Degree: Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1947

Laughlin Edward Waters Sr. Career Path


  • U.S. Army captain, Infantry, 1942-1945
  • Deputy attorney general, State of California, 1946-1947
  • Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1947-1953, 1961-1976
  • State assemblyman, California, 1947-1953
  • U.S. attorney for the Southern District of California, 1953-1961


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