Federal judge who served as a United States Chief Judge from 1990 to 1996.
He attended Fresno State College and went on to received his J.D. in 1956 from the University of California's Hastings College of Law.
He began his career by serving as a Deputy District Attorney in Fresno, California during the 1950s.
He was born and raised in Fresno, California.
He served on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California after Ronald Reagan nominated him for the position in 1982.