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Lawrence K. Karlton

Biography of Lawrence K. Karlton

Biographic Details

  • Family Name (Surname): Karlton
  • First Name: Lawrence
  • Middle Name: K.
  • Date of Birth: May , 28 , 1935
  • Place of Birth (POB): Brooklyn , New York (US-NY, NY, 36, N.Y., N. York)
  • Date of Death: July , 11 , 2015
  • Place of Death (POD): Sacramento , California (US-CA, CA, 06, CF, Calif., Ca., Cal.)
  • Gender Identity: Male
  • Race or Ethnicity: White

Lawrence K. Karlton Court Service Information

  • Court Name: United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • Court Type: United States District Court
  • Appointment under the Presidency of: Jimmy Carter ( Democratic )
  • Judge Nomination vote date (as recorded in the Senate Executive Journal): 06/05/1979
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Ratings of judicial nominees (majority rating): Qualified
  • Seat vacated by: MacBride , Thomas J.
  • Referral of Nominations to Judiciary Committee Date: 06/05/1979
  • Committee action: Reported With Recommendation
  • Committee action date: 07/17/1979
  • Senate voice vote?: Yes
  • Senate vote Date (Confirmation Date): 07/23/1979
  • Commission Date: 07/24/1979
  • Date of Service as Chief Judge (begin): 1983
  • Termination of Service as Chief Judge (Date): 1990
  • Retirement from Active Service: 05/28/2000
  • Date of Termination: 07/11/2015
  • Termination of function of Judge (specific reason): Death

Lawrence K. Karlton in the Law School

  • Name of School: Columbia Law School
  • Degree: Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Law Degree Year: 1958

Lawrence K. Karlton Career Path


  • U.S. Army, 1958-1960
  • Civilian legal officer, Sacramento [California] Army Depot, 1960-1962
  • Private practice, Sacramento, California, 1962-1976
  • Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento, 1976-1979


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