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Gordon Thompson,

Gordon Thompson,, American federal judge. Bar: California 1956. Member American Bar Association, American Board Trial Advocates, San Diego County Bar Association (vice president 1970), San Diego Yacht Club, Delta Chi.

Background

Thompson,, Gordon was born on December 28, 1929 in San Diego, California, United States. Son of Gordon and Garnet (Meese) Thompson.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Southern California, 1951. Bachelor of Laws, Southwestern University School Law, Los Angeles, 1956.

Career

Born in San Diego, California, Thompson received a B.S. from the University of Southern California in 1951 and an LL.B. from Southwestern University School of Law in 1956. He was a Deputy district attorney of County of San Diego, California from 1957 to 1960. He was in private practice in San Diego, California from 1960 to 1970.

Thompson was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Thompson was nominated by President Richard Nixon on October 7, 1970, to a new seat created by 84 Stat. 294. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 13, 1970, and received his commission on October 16, 1970.

He served as chief judge from 1984-1991. He assumed senior status on December 28, 1994 and served in that capacity until his death on July 5, 2015.

Membership

Member American Bar Association, American Board Trial Advocates, San Diego County Bar Association (vice president 1970), San Diego Yacht Club, Delta Chi.

Connections

Married Jean Peters, March 17, 1951. Children– John M., Peter Renwick, Gordon III.