(Biographical information from the Federal Judicial Center, http://www.fjc.gov/history/home.nsf, April 2007
Born 10/24/1926, in Boston, MA.Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Nominated by President Ronald Reagan (Republican) on 10/16/1985; confirmed by the Senate on 12/16/1985; received judicial commission on 12/17/1985.
Assumed senior status on 12/27/1996.
As of April 2007, when this biographical material was gathered, Judge Noonan remained on the federal bench. Education
Harvard College, B.A., 1946.
Catholic University of America, M.A., 1949.
Catholic University of America, Ph.D., 1951.
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1954.Non-judicial Career
Special staff/assistant to Robert Cutler, National Security Council, 1954-1955
Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts, 1955-1960
Associate professor of law, Notre Dame Law School, 1961-1963
Professor of law, Notre Dame Law School,1963-1966
Professor of law, University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, 1966-1986