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Cynthia Holcomb Hall

federal judge

Cynthia Holcomb Hall, American federal judge. Bar: Arizona 1954, California 1956.


Hall, Cynthia Holcomb was born on February 19, 1929 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Daughter of Harold Romeyn and Mildred Gould Holcomb.


AB, Stanford University, 1951. Juris Doctor, Stanford University, 1954. Master of Laws, New York University, 1960.


Law clerk to Honorary Richard H. Chambers United States Court Appeals (9th circuit), 1954—1955. Trial attorney tax division United States Department Justice, 1960—1964. Attorney-adviser Office Tax Legislation Counsel United States Department Treasury, 1964—1966.

Member firm Brawerman & Holcomb, Beverly Hills, California, 1966—1972. Judge United States Tax Court, Washington, 1972—1981, United States District Court (central district) California, Los Angeles, 1981—1984, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit), Pasadena, 1984—1997, senior judge, 1997—2011. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1951-1953.


  • Bar: Arizona 1954, California 1956.


Married John Harris Hall, June 6, 1970 (deceased October 1980).

Harold Romeyn

Mildred Gould Holcomb

John Harris Hall