Irving Hill (Feb. 6, 1915 - Mar 18, 1998) was a United States federal judge based in Los Angeles, California. Hill was born
on February 6, 1915 in Lincoln, Nebraska, eight years after his parents had immigrated to the U.S. from Russia in 1907. After
his graduation from Lincoln High School in 1932, Hill spent the next four years (1932-36) at the University of Nebraska. In
his senior year Hill was named the state’s sole nominee for the Rhodes Scholarship. In 1936 Hill entered Harvard Law School
and graduated cum laude in 1939. He was an editor of the Harvard Law Review and president of his graduating class. Hill married
his college sweetheart Maydee Taylor in 1939. From 1939 to 1944, Hill worked for the Department of Justice in Washington,
D.C., including assignments in the Anti-Trust (1939-40) and the Criminal (1942-44) division. From 1940-1942, Hill was on the
legal staff of the Bonneville Power Administration, U.S. Department of the Interior, at Portland, Oregon. In 1944, Hill volunteered
for combat service as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy. He was assigned to sea duty in the Armed Guard Branch of the Navy which
placed Navy personnel aboard merchant chips to operate their guns and communication equipments. Following his U.S. Navy duties,
Hill returned in 1946 to the Justice Department in the Office of the Assistant Solicitor General. He retired from the Justice
Department in the Fall of 1946, moved to California, and became associated with the firm Pacht, Warne, Ross and Bernhard.
In 1947 Hill and his partners formed their own legal firm, originally named Hill, Jones, and Attias and later renamed Hill,
Greenberg and Glusker. In 1961 Hill was appointed to the California Superior Court by Governor Pat Brown. He was appointed
in 1965 by California Chief Justice Roger Traynor to the Appellate Department of the Superior Court. In late 1965, Hill received
from President Lyndon Johnson an appointment to be a U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of California. He was reassigned
to the newly-authorized U.S. District Court, Central District of California in 1966. From 1979-1981 Hill served as Chief Judge
for the Central District Court. He achieved senior status in 1980 but chose to remain on the bench. Hill passed away in his
chamber on May 18, 1998. Irving and Maydee Hill had three sons: Lawrence, Steven, and Richard.
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