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Herbert Young Cho Choy, American federal judge. Bar: Hawaii 1941. Recipient Order of Merit award, Republic of Korea, 1973. Director Legal Aid Society Hawaii, 1959—1961; trustee Hawaii Loa College, 1963—1979; Fellow: American Bar Foundation; member: American Bar Association, Hawaii Bar Association (executive committee 1953, 1957, 1961, legal ethics and unauthorized practices committee 1953, committee on legislation 1959).

Background

Choy, Herbert Young Cho was born on January 6, 1916 in Makaweli, Hawaii, United States. Son of Doo Wook and Helen (Nahm) Choy.

Education

Bachelor, University Hawaii, 1938. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1941.

Career

Law clerk City and County of Honolulu, 1941. Associate Fong & Miho, 1947—1948. Partner Fong, Miho and Choy, 1948—1957.

Attorney general Territory of Hawaii, 1957—1958. Partner Fong, Miho, Choy & Robinson, Honolulu, 1958—1971. Judge The United States of America Court Appeals (9th circuit), 1971—1984, senior judge, 1984—2004.

Advisory committee on construction judiciary buildings Chief Justice Hawaii, 1970—1971. Compilation commission to compile Revised Laws of Hawaii, 1955, 1953—1957. Committee to draft Hawaii rules of criminal procedure Supreme Court, 1958—1959.

Committee on pacific ocean territories Judicial Conference of the United States, 1976—1979. Captain United States Army, 1941-1946, lieutenant colonel United States Army Reserve.

Achievements

  • Bar: Hawaii 1941.

Membership

Director Legal Aid Society Hawaii, 1959-1961. Trustee Hawaii Loa College, 1963-1979. Captain United States Army, 1941-1946, lieutenant colonel Reserve.

Fellow American Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association, Hawaii Bar Association (Executive Committee 1953, 57, 61, legal ethics and unauthorized practices committee 1953, commission on legislation 1959).

Connections

Married Dorothy Helen Shular, June 16, 1945.

father:
Doo Wook Choy

mother:
Helen (Nahm) Choy

spouse:
Dorothy Helen Shular