Walter Meheula Heen

Personal

Birthday: 
1928
Birthplace: 
Honolulu, HI
Race or Ethnicity: 
Pac. Isl./Asian Am.
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1955-1972
Deputy city attorney, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory, 1957-1958
Territorial representative, Hawaii Territory, 1959
State representative, Hawaii, 1959-1964
State senator, Hawaii, 1966-1968
City councilman, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1969-1972; chairman, 1969-1970
Judge, District Court of Hawaii, First Judicial Circuit, 1972-1974
Judge, Circuit Court of Hawaii, First Judicial Circuit, 1974-1978
U.S. attorney for the District of Hawaii, 1978-1980
Associate judge, Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals, 1982-1994

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, February 27, 1980; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, January 8, 1981; nomination withdrawn by president, January 21, 1981

Education

Name of School: 
University of Hawaii
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1953
Name of School - Second: 

Georgetown University Law Center

The Law Center provides a world of opportunities. We offer more courses and more seminars on domestic and international topics than any other law school in the country. Our program in clinical education, ranked among the best in the nation, offers a wide range of legal assistance to needy members of our community - including domestic abuse and child cases, political asylum cases, and environmental justice. Our location puts us within walking distance of Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Department of Justice.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1955

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of Hawaii
Court Name: 

Hawaii District Court

President Nominating: 
Jimmy Carter
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Termination Date: 
12/16/1981
Termination Reason: 
Recess Appointment-Not Confirmed
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