Associate Justice, Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Two; appointed by Governor Wilson; confirmed August 8, 1994; elected to 12-year term November 8, 1994.
Prior employment: Partner, Thelen, Marrin, Johnson & Bridges, San Francisco, 1965-1967 and 1969-1994 (Managing Partner, Practice, 1990-1993); Appointments Secretary to Governor Ronald Reagan, 1967-1969; associate, Thelen, Marrin, Johnson & Bridges, 1956-1964.
Education: A.B. (History & Political Science), Yale University, 1953 (Member, Yale Key); J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1956 (Order of the Coif; Editor-in-Chief, Michigan Law Review, Society of Barristers; Oreon E. Scott Award for Distinguished Scholarship).
Professional memberships: Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers; Lawyer Representative, Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference (1983-1988); Bar Association of San Francisco (inactive); State Bar of California (inactive); American Bar Association (Antitrust Section; inactive); Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Community activities: Trustee, World Affairs Council of Northern California; Chair, California Republican Party (1975-1977); Member, Republican National Committee (1975-1977); Yale Club of Northern California.
Personal: born, Portland, Oregon, January 10, 1932; married; two children and four grandchildren.
Avocations: travel, tennis, international affairs, hiking.