Edward J. Garcia
Edward J. Garcia (born November 24, 1928) is an inactive Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California.
|Edward J. Garcia|
|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California|
Assumed office |
November 24, 1996
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California|
March 14, 1984 – November 24, 1996
|Appointed by||Ronald Reagan|
|Preceded by||Philip Charles Wilkins|
|Succeeded by||Frank C. Damrell Jr.|
Edward J. Garcia|
November 24, 1928
Sacramento City College (A.A.)|
McGeorge School of Law (LL.B.)
Education and careerEdit
Garcia was born on November 24, 1928, in Sacramento, California. Garcia was in the United States Army Air Corps in the aftermath of World War II, from 1946 to 1949. He received an Associate of Arts degree from Sacramento City College in 1951 and a Bachelor of Laws from McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific in 1958. He was a deputy district attorney of Sacramento County, California from 1959 to 1972, serving as a supervisor in that office from 1964 to 1969, and chief of that office from 1969 to 1972. He was a judge on the Sacramento Municipal Court, California from 1972 to 1984.
Federal judicial serviceEdit
On February 16, 1984, Garcia was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California vacated by Judge Philip Charles Wilkins. Garcia was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 13, 1984, and received his commission on March 14, 1984. He assumed senior status on November 24, 1996. He retired into inactive senior status on November 30, 2012, meaning that while he remains a federal judge, he no longer hears cases or participates in the business of the court.