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  • Ferdinand Francis Fernandez is a United States federal judge. Born in Pasadena, California, Fernandez received a B.S. from the University of Southern California in 1958, a J.D. from the University of Southern California Law School in 1962, and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School in 1963. He was a law clerk, Hon. William M. Byrne of the U.S. District Court for the Central District if California from 1963 to 1964, thereafter entering private practice in Pomona, California until 1980. He was a judge on the San Bernardino County State Superior Court of California from 1980 to 1985. On July 19, 1985, Fernandez was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Central District of California created by 98 Stat. 333. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 16, 1985, and received his commission on October 17, 1985. Fernandez was nominated by President George H. W. Bush on February 28, 1989, for elevation to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit vacated by Warren John Ferguson. Fernandez was again confirmed by the United States Senate on May 18, 1989, and received his commission on May 22, 1989.

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