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Vaughn R. Walker

Vaughn R. Walker was American federal judge. Woodrow Wilson Foundation fellow University California, Berkeley, 1966-1967.


  • Walker, Vaughn R. was born on February 27, 1944 in Watseka, Illinois, United States. Son of Vaughn Rosenworth and Catharine (Miles) Walker.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Michigan, 1966. Juris Doctor, Stanford University, 1970.


    • Intern economist Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, 1966, 68. Law clerk to the Honorary Robert J. Kelleher United States District Court California, Los Angeles, 1971-1972. Associate attorney Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, San Francisco, 1972-1977, partner, 1978-1990.

      Judge United States District Court (northern district) California, 1989—2011, chief judge, 2004—2010. Member California Law Revision Commission, Palo Alto, 1986-1989. Board advisors Law & Economics Center, George Mason University, since 1999.

      Member civil rules advisory committee Judicial Conference United States, 2006.


    Board directors Junior Achievement of Bay Area, San Francisco, 1979-1983. Board directors St. Francis Foundation, San Francisco, 1991-1997, 98—, vice chair, 2004-2006, chair, 2007-2008. Fellow American Bar Foundation.

    Member American Bar Association (judicial representative, antitrust section 1991-1995), Lawyers' Club of San Francisco (president 1985-1986), Association Business Trial Lawyers (director 1996-1998), American Law Institute, American Saddlebred Horse Association, San Francisco Museum Modern Art, Bohemian Club, Olympic Club, Pacific-Union Club.


    • father: Vaughn Rosenworth Walker
    • mother: Catharine (Miles) Walker
    Vaughn R. Walker
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    Born February 27, 1944
    (age 73)