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Stephen Spangler Trott

Stephen Spangler Trott, American federal judge. Bar: California 1966, United States District Court (central district) California 1966, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1983, United States Supreme Court 1984. Recipient Gold record as singer-guitarist for Michael Row the Boat Ashore, 1961, Distinguished Faculty award, National College District Attorneys, 1977.

Background

  • Trott, Stephen Spangler was born on December 12, 1939 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, United States. Son of David Herman and Virginia (Spangler) Trott.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Wesleyan University, 1962. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1965. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Santa Clara University, 1992.

      Doctor of Laws (honorary), University Idaho, 2001.

    Career

    • Guitarist, member The Highwaymen, since 1958. Deputy district attorney Los Angeles County District Attorney' General’ s Office, Los Angeles, 1966—1975, chief deputy district attorney, 1975—1979. United States district attorney Central District California, 1981—1983.

      Assistant attorney general criminal division United States Department Justice, Washington, 1983—1986. Faculty National College District Attorneys, Houston, 1973—1980. Chairman central district California Law Enforcement Coordinator Committee, 1981—1983.

      Coordinator Los Angeles-Nevada Drug Enforcement Task Force, 1982—1983. Associate attorney general United States Department Justice, Washington, 1986—1988. Chairman United States Interpol, 1986—1988.

      Judge United States Court Appeals (9th circuit), Boise, Idaho, 1988—2004, senior judge, since 2004.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: California 1966, United States District Court (central district) California 1966, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1983, United States Supreme Court 1984.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Trustee Wesleyan University, 1984—1987. Advisory council Big Brothers, Big Sisters Southwest Idaho, 2001—2003. Official photographer World Cup Wrestling Championship, since 2003.

    Board directors, president Children's Home Society, Idaho, 1990—2004. Member of American College Trial Lawyers, Boise (Idaho) Philharmonic Association (board directors since 1995, vice president 1997-1999, pre-concert lecturer since 1997, president 1999—2003), Idaho Classic Guitar Society (founder, president 1989—2004), International Brotherhood Magicians, Idaho Racing Pigeon Association, Magic Castle, Brentwood Racing Pigeon Club (president 1977-1982), Wilderness Fly Fishers Club 1975-1977.

    Connections

    • Married Carol C. Trott. Children: Christina, Shelley.
    • father: David Herman Virginia
    • mother: Virginia
    • spouse: Carol C. Trott
    • children: Christina Trott
    • Shelley Trott
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