Edward J. Garcia

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One
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Judge Edward Garcia was born in Sacramento, California. He received an associate of arts degree in pre-law from Sacramento City College in 1951. In 1958 he was awarded his LL.B. degree from the University of Pacific-McGeorge School of Law.

In 1984, President Reagan appointed judge Garcia as United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of California. Previously, he has served as judge of the Sacramento Municipal Court.

Judge Garcia has served as Deputy District Attorney, supervisory Deputy District Attorney, and Chief Deputy District Attorney for the Sacramento County District Attorney's office. He has also enjoyed membership in the Sacramento and California State Bar Associations. Judge Garcia has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society for Sacramento and Yolo Counties, a member of the Board of Directors for the University of Pacific-McGeorge Alumni Association, a charter member of the Board of Directors of the Mexican American Educational Association, a member of the Catholic Charities Advisory Board for the Diocese of Sacramento, a member of the Board of Directors of the St. Frances Corporation, a non-profit corporation for the construction of housing for the elderly and needy. In addition, judge Garcia has served as vice chairman for the Governing Board of the California Center for Judicial Education and Research and a lecturer at the California Judge College and as vice president of the California Judges Association.