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Name Byrne, William Matthew Sr.
State CA
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born July 10, 1896, in Bakersfield, CA
Died March 9, 1974

Federal Judicial Service:
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born July 10, 1896, in Bakersfield, CA
Died March 9, 1974

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
Received a recess appointment from Harry S Truman on September 27, 1950, to a seat vacated by J.F.T. O`Connor; nominated to the same position by Harry S Truman on November 27, 1950. Confirmed by the Senate on December 13, 1950, and received commission on December 21, 1950. Served as chief judge, 1965-1966. Assumed senior status on June 30, 1966. Service terminated on September 18, 1966, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
Reassigned on September 18, 1966, to a new seat authorized by 80 Stat. 75. Service terminated on March 9, 1974, due to death.

Education:
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, LL.B., 1929

Professional Career:

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

Other Nominations/Recess Appointments:

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


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