William J. Rea

Personal

Birthday: 
2/21/1920
Birthplace: 
Los Angeles, CA
Date of Death: 
8/3/2005
Place of Death: 
Santa Monica, CA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Navy, 1941-1946
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1950-1964
Private practice, Santa Ana, California, 1964-1968
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, 1968-1984

Education

Name of School: 
Loyola University of Los Angeles (now Loyola Marymount University)
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1942
Name of School - Second: 

University of Colorado Law School

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Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1949

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: 
6/15/1984
Retirement from Active Service: 
3/31/1998
Termination Date: 
8/3/2005
Termination Reason: 
Death
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