Thomas Samuel Zilly

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Thomas Samuel Zilly
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
Assumed office
January 1, 2004
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
In office
April 20, 1988 January 1, 2004
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Walter Thomas McGovern
Succeeded by James Robart
Personal details
Born
Thomas Samuel Zilly

1935 (age 8384)
Detroit, Michigan
Education University of Michigan (B.A.)
Cornell Law School (J.D.)

Thomas Samuel Zilly (born 1935) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington in Seattle, Washington.

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Education and career

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Zilly received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1956 and a Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School in 1962. He was a United States Naval Reserve Lieutenant (J.G.) from 1956 to 1962, serving on active duty from 1956 to 1959. He entered private practice in Seattle, Washington, working from 1962 to 1988. He was a Judge pro tem of the Seattle Municipal Court from 1972 to 1980. [1]

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Federal judicial service

On February 16, 1988, Zilly was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington vacated by Judge Walter Thomas McGovern. Zilly was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 19, 1988, and received his commission the following day. He assumed senior status on January 1, 2004. [1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Walter Thomas McGovern
Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
1988–2004
Succeeded by
James Robart