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Laughlin Edward Waters, American Federal judge. Bar: California 1946. Decorated Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster, Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster, Combat Infantry badge.


Waters, Laughlin Edward was born on August 16, 1914 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Frank J. and Ida (Bauman) Waters.


Bachelor of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1939; Juris Doctor, University of Southern California, 1946.


Deputy attorney general, California, Los Angeles, 1946-1947; individual practice law, Los Angeles, 1947-1953; senior partner, Nossaman, Waters, Krueger & Marsh, 1961-1976; United State Attorneys, Southern District California, 1953-1961; judge, United States District Court (central district) California, since 1976; now senior judge, United States District Court (central district) California. Consultant unites states department State in London, 1970. Member United States Delaware to Conference Environmental Problems in Prague, 1971, White House Conference on Aging, 1970-1971.

Senior district judge representative Judicial Council. Judge Atty General's Advisory Institute.


  • Bar: California 1946.


Member California Legislature, 1946-1953. Vice chairman Republican State Control Committee, 1950-1951, chairman, 1952-1953. Board directors Legal Aid Foundation, 1954-1960.

Past president Catholic Big Brothers. Served as captain United States Army, 1942-1946. Fellow American Bar Foundation, American College Trial Lawyers.

Member American Bar Association (Chairman of Commission on housing and urban development 1977-1979), Federal Bar Association (founder, past president), Los Angeles County Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Association Business Trial Lawyers, University of Southern California, University of California at Los Angeles Law Association, American Legion, University of Southern California Legion Lex, Order Blue Shield, Town Hall, Polish Order Merit Cross with Swords, Honorary Citizen of Chambois, Trun, France, 10th Polish Dragoons (honorary), Society Friendly Sons St. Patrick (past president, Medallion of Merit award), Knights of Malta, Anchor Club, California Club, Los Angeles Club (pastpres.).


Married Voula Davanis, August 22, 1953. Children: Laughlin Edward, Maura Kathleen, Deirdre Mary, Megan Ann, Eileen Brigid.

Frank J. Waters

Ida (Bauman) Waters

Voula Davanis

Deirdre Mary Waters

Eileen Brigid Waters

Maura Kathleen Waters

Laughlin Edward Waters

Megan Ann Waters