Ferdinand Francis Fernandez
Law clerk, Hon. William M. Byrne, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1963-1964
Private practice, Pomona, California, 1964-1980
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of San Bernardino, 1980-1985
Nominated to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, September 16, 1988; no Senate vote
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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Harvard Law School
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