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Alfonso Joseph Zirpoli, American federal judge. Bar: California 1928, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1941. Recipient Star Solidarity, 1953, grand officer Order Merit, 1956; Italy. Member Board Supervisors City and County San Francisco, 1958-1961. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers; member American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, California Bar Association.

Background

Zirpoli, Alfonso Joseph was born on April 12, 1905 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Vincenzo and Stella (Graziani) Zirpoli.

Education

AB, University of California, Berkeley, 1926;Juris Doctor, University of California, Berkeley, 1928.

Career

Born in Denver, Colorado, Zirpoli received an A.B. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1926 and a J.D. from the Boalt Hall School of Law in 1928. He was in private practice in San Francisco, California from 1928 to 1932. He was an assistant district attorney of the City and County of San Francisco, California from 1932 to 1933, and an assistant U.S. Attorney of the Northern District of California from 1933 to 1944.

He returned to private practice in San Francisco from 1944 to 1961, also serving on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors from 1958 to 1961. On September 14, 1961, Zirpoli was nominated by President John F. Kennedy to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California created by 75 Stat. 80. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on September 21, 1961, and received his commission the following day.

He assumed senior status on September 30, 1975, serving in that capacity until his death, in San Francisco.

Achievements

  • Bar: California 1928, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1941.

Membership

Member Board Supervisors City and County San Francisco, 1958-1961. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers. Member American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, California Bar Association.

Connections

Married Giselda Campagnoli, September 19, 1936. Children: Sandra Elena, Jane Amanda.

father:
Vincenzo Zirpoli

mother:
Stella (Graziani) Zirpoli

spouse:
Giselda Campagnoli

child:
Sandra Elena Zirpoli

child:
Jane Amanda Zirpoli