Cecil F. Poole

Personal

Birthday: 
7/25/1914
Birthplace: 
Birmingham, AL
Date of Death: 
11/12/1997
Place of Death: 
San Francisco, CA
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1940-1942
Member, National Labor Relations Board, 1942
U.S. Army first lieutenant, 1942-1945
Chief, Regional Appellate Division, U.S. Office of Price Administration, San Francisco, California, 1946-1947
Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1947-1951, 1970-1976
Assistant district attorney and chief superior court deputy, San Francisco, California, 1951-1958
Instructor, Golden State University Law School, 1952-1958
Secretary and legal counsel, Gov. Edmund G. Brown, California, 1958-1961
U.S. attorney for the Northern District of California, 1961-1970
Professor of law, University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, 1969-1970
Fellow in residence, Yale Law School, 1970

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, May 29, 1968; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, January 9, 1969; nomination withdrawn by president, January 23, 1969

Education

Name of School: 
University of Michigan
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1935
Name of School - Second: 

University of Michigan Law School

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Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1938
Name of School - Third: 

Harvard Law School

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Degree - Third: 
LL.M.
Degree Year - Third: 
1939

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Northern District of California
Court Name: 

California Northern District Court

President Nominating: 
Gerald Ford
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
7/23/1976
Termination Date: 
3/31/1980
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Second: 
11/27/1979
Retirement from Active Service - Second: 
1/15/1996
Termination Date - Second: 
11/12/1997
Termination Reason - Second: 
Death
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