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Harold Michael Fong, American federal judge. Bar: Hawaii 1965.

Background

Fong, Harold Michael was born on April 28, 1938 in Honolulu.

Education

Bachelor of Arts cum laude, University of Southern California, 1960;Juris Doctor, University of Michigan, 1964.

Career

He served as judge on the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii. He later went to the University of Michigan Law School where he got a J.D. in 1964. He was named the deputy prosecuting attorney for Honolulu, Hawaii the next year, serving until 1968, when he went into private practice.

In 1969, Fong became an assistant federal prosecutor in the District of Hawaii. He was promoted to lead U.S. attorney in 1973 and served the same district until 1978, after which he returned to private practice until 1982. Fong was nominated by Ronald Reagan on February 11, 1982, to a seat vacated by Walter Meheula Heen on the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii.

He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 18, 1982, and received his commission on June 21, 1982. He served as chief judge, from 1984-1991. Fong died on April 20, 1995.

Connections

Married Judith Tom, 1966. Children: Harold Michael, Terrence Matthew.