William Matthew Byrne Sr.

Personal

Birthday: 
7/10/1896
Birthplace: 
Bakersfield, CA
Date of Death: 
3/9/1974
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Navy, 1917-1919
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1929-1943
Member, California State Assembly, 1925-1931; speaker pro tem, 1927-1929
Judge, Los Angeles [California] Municipal Court, 1943-1948
Judge, Superior Court of California, 1948-1950

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, September 1, 1950; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 

Loyola Law School Los Angeles

The mission of Loyola Law School is legal education within the context of Loyola Marymount University and its goals as a Catholic Institution in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. In carrying out this mission, it is the particular responsibility of Loyola Law School to: Achieve and maintain excellence in the instruction of law and promote legal scholarship and research in the context of academic freedom; Seek to educate men and women who will be leaders of both the legal profession and society, demonstrating in their practice of law and public service the highest standards of personal integrity, professional ethics and a deep concern for social justice; Act at all times as an institution in a manner consistent with those values. The Law School should be distinguished by its concern for social justice. It should continue its efforts to provide opportunities for legal education to the poor, the underprivileged, women and minorities. Loyola Law School has a long-standing commitment to affirmative action and adheres to and supports all legal requirements for non-discrimination and equal opportunity in all of its programs. As a Jesuit-related institution, the Law School recognizes its moral and ethical obligation to provide opportunities for a quality legal education to qualified applicants of diverse backgrounds, interests and professional objectives.

Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1929

Judicial Career

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

California Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
Harry S Truman
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
12/21/1950
Retirement from Active Service: 
6/30/1966
Termination Date: 
9/18/1966
Termination Reason: 
Reassignment
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. District Court, Central District of California
Court Name - Second: 

California Central District Court

Commission Date - Second: 
9/18/1966
Termination Date - Second: 
3/9/1974
Termination Reason - Second: 
Death
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