Ferdinand Francis Fernandez

Personal

Birthday: 
1937
Birthplace: 
Pasadena, CA
Race or Ethnicity: 
Hispanic
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

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

Education

Name of School: 
University of Southern California
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1958
Name of School - Second: 

University of Southern California Gould School of Law

One of the most prominent law schools in the country, USC Law offers a forward-looking, interdisciplinary legal education guided by nationally renowned professors and informed by the diversity of a friendly and collegial student body. Located in the nation's second largest city, one of the largest and most dynamic in the world, the school offers myriad opportunities to apply the law to real-world problems through partnerships with some of the world's leading companies and law firms. Through interdisciplinary academic training and practical application of skills, students acquire the experience necessary to succeed as leaders in a global environment.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1962
Name of School - Third: 

Harvard Law School

The world's premier center for legal education and research, Harvard Law School provides unparalleled opportunities to study law and related disciplines in an energetic and creative learning environment. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, and teaching. Through its faculty, students, and alumni, Harvard Law School is able to contribute solutions to the world's most complex legal and social challenges.

Degree - Third: 
LL.M.
Degree Year - Third: 
1963

Judicial Career

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

California Central District Court

President Nominating: 
Ronald Reagan
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
10/17/1985
Termination Date: 
5/24/1989
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: 
5/22/1989
Retirement from Active Service - Second: 
6/1/2002
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