Lloyd Hudson Burke

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Lloyd Hudson Burke (April 1, 1916 – March 15, 1988) was a United States federal judge. Born in Oakland, California, Burke received an A.B. from St. Mary's College in 1937 and an LL.B. from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law in 1940. He was a Deputy district attorney of Alameda County, California from 1940 to 1953, but was a Sergeant in the United States Army, Infantry, during World War II, from 1942 to 1946, remaining a United States Army Reserve Captain from 1946 to 1952. He was a U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California from 1953 to 1958. On June 27, 1958, Burke was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California vacated by Oliver D. Hamlin, Jr.. Burke was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 21, 1958, and received his commission the same day. He assumed senior status on August 20, 1979. Burke served in that capacity until his death, in 1988, in Oakland.  ( Wikipedia article )


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