William Matthew Byrne Jr.

Personal

Birthday: 
9/3/1930
Birthplace: 
Los Angeles, CA
Date of Death: 
1/12/2006
Place of Death: 
Los Feliz, CA
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Law clerk, Hon. Pierson M. Hall, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 1956
U.S. Air Force, 1956-1958
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of California, 1958-1960
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1960-1967
U.S. attorney for the Central District of California, 1967-1970
Executive director, President Nixon`s Commission on Campus Unrest, 1970
Adjunct professor, Loyola Law School

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, October 1, 1968; no Senate vote
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, January 9, 1969; nomination withdrawn by president, January 23, 1969

Education

Name of School: 
University of Southern California
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1953
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: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1956

Judicial Career

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

California Central District Court

President Nominating: 
Richard M. Nixon
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
5/20/1971
Retirement from Active Service: 
2/28/1998
Termination Date: 
1/12/2006
Termination Reason: 
Death
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