Leland Chris Nielsen

Personal

Birthday: 
6/14/1919
Birthplace: 
Vesper, KS
Date of Death: 
9/23/1999
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army major, Air Corps, 1941-1946
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1946-1947
Deputy city attorney, Los Angeles, California, 1947-1951
Private practice, San Diego, California, 1951-1968
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1968-1971

Education

Name of School: 
Washburn College
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1941
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: 
1946

Judicial Career

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

California Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
Richard M. Nixon
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
5/20/1971
Retirement from Active Service: 
6/14/1985
Termination Date: 
9/23/1999
Termination Reason: 
Death
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