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Name Smith, Fern M.
City San Francisco
State CA
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender F
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Sep 27, 2017:

Born 1933 in San Francisco, CA

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

Born 1933 in San Francisco, CA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on May 9, 1988, to a seat vacated by Samuel Conti. Confirmed by the Senate on July 26, 1988, and received commission on July 27, 1988. Assumed senior status on May 15, 2003. Service terminated on June 30, 2005, due to retirement.

Education:
Foothill Community College, A.A., 1970
Stanford University, B.A., 1972
Stanford Law School, J.D., 1975

Professional Career:

Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1975-1986
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco, 1986-1988
Director, Federal Judical Center, 1999-2003


compress summary

Case(s) PC-CA-0005 : Clark v. Wilson
PC-CA-0046 : Weber v. Lockyer

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