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Irving Hill, American judge. Bar: Nebraska 1939, District of Columbia 1942, California 1946. President Jewish Federation-Council Greater Los Angeles, 1960-1963; vice president Council Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, 1962-1965; director general board United Way, Los Angeles County, 1963-1974. Served to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946. Member Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Hill, Irving was born on February 6, 1915 in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. Son of Nathan and Ida (Ferder) Hill.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Nebraska, 1936; Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1939; Doctor of Humane Letters, Hebrew Union College, 1976.

Career

Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, Hill received a B.A. from the University of Nebraska in 1936 and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School in 1939. He was an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. in 1939. He was an Assistant to general counsel, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon from 1939 to 1942.

He was a Special assistant U.S. attorney of U.S. Department of Justice, Washington DC from 1942 to 1946. He was a U.S. Naval Reserve Lieutenant, J.G., towards the end of World War II, from 1944 to 1946. He was than a legal advisor to the U.S. delegation, United Nations Economic and Social Council in 1946, and was in private practice in Beverly Hills, California from 1946 to 1961.

He was a judge on the Los Angeles Superior Court, California from 1961 to 1965. On May 18, 1965, Hill was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to a seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of California vacated by William C. Mathes. Hill was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 9, 1965, and received his commission on June 10, 1965.

On September 18, 1966, Hill was reassigned by operation of law to the United States District Court for the Central District of California. He served as chief judge of that court from 1979 to 1980. He assumed senior status on October 15, 1980, and served in that capacity until his death, in 1998, in Los Angeles, California.

Achievements

  • Bar: Nebraska 1939, District of Columbia 1942, California 1946.

Membership

President Jewish Federation-Council Greater Los Angeles, 1960-1963. Vice president Council Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds, 1962-1965. Director general board United Way, Los Angeles County, 1963-1974.

Served to lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946. Member Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Maydee Taylor, June 23, 1939. Children: Lawrence N., Steven C., Richard F.

father:
Nathan Hill

mother:
Ida (Ferder) Hill

spouse:
Maydee Taylor

child:
Steven C. Hill

child:
Richard F. Hill

child:
Lawrence N. Hill