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July 20, 1997 | JULIE TAMAKI
Ronald S.W. Lew, the son of a Chinese immigrant who worked his way through school in his father's laundry business, served as a judge in the San Fernando Valley before becoming the first Chinese American to be appointed to U.S. District Court. Lew was born in Los Angeles the third of nine children. His father immigrated from Canton in the 1920s and operated the Mandarin Laundry in downtown Los Angeles until his death in 1973.
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July 20, 1997 | JULIE TAMAKI
Ronald S.W. Lew, the son of a Chinese immigrant who worked his way through school in his father's laundry business, served as a judge in the San Fernando Valley before becoming the first Chinese American to be appointed to U.S. District Court. Lew was born in Los Angeles the third of nine children. His father immigrated from Canton in the 1920s and operated the Mandarin Laundry in downtown Los Angeles until his death in 1973.
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January 30, 1987
The name of San Fernando Superior Court Judge Ronald Sing Wai Lew is expected be submitted to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee today as President Reagan's nominee for a federal judgeship in Los Angeles, said an aide to U.S. Sen. Pete Wilson (R-Calif.). Although the aide said that Reagan had telephoned Lew to give him the news, the judge said he had not yet heard from the President. "Maybe he called the wrong number," he suggested.
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May 31, 1987
A Chinese immigrant's son who worked his way through law school in his father's laundry has become the first Chinese-American to sit on the federal bench in Los Angeles. Ronald Sing Wai Lew, a former city prosecutor and Superior Court judge, was sworn in Friday as the 22nd active judge in the U.S. District Court's central district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1987 | GREG BRAXTON, Times Staff Writer
Judge Ronald Sing Wai Lew, who has served in San Fernando Superior Court for three years, has been named a federal trial judge. Lew, 45, a Chinese immigrant's son who paid his way through college and law school by working at his father's laundry, will assume his new office in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on June 1. Lew was nominated by Sen. Pete Wilson (R-Calif) last year. His appointment was confirmed Thursday by the U.S. Senate.
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July 29, 1986 | WILLIAM OVEREND, Times Staff Writer
A Chinese immigrant's son who worked his way through college and law school at his father's laundry has been selected as the next federal trial judge in Los Angeles, sources said Monday. San Fernando Superior Court Judge Ronald Sing Wai Lew, 44, of Chatsworth has been recommended by Sen. Pete Wilson (R-Calif.) to President Reagan, who is expected to formally nominate him to the Senate early next month, the sources said.
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November 4, 1986 | WILLIAM OVEREND, Times Staff Writer
For the first time since Sen. Pete Wilson (R-Calif.) established a blue-ribbon merit selection committee to help him pick federal judges, he has been accused of passing over the panel's first choice. Sources have told The Times that the final unanimous choice of Wilson's eight-member judicial screening committee for a July opening on the federal bench in Los Angeles was U.S. Atty. Robert C. Bonner.
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November 16, 1987 | WILLIAM OVEREND, Times Staff Writer
Two Los Angeles federal trial judges are among the leading candidates to replace Judge Anthony M. Kennedy on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals if the Sacramento jurist is confirmed as the newest member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Sources close to the selection process identified the candidates as U.S. District Judges Pamela Ann Rymer and Dickran Tevrizian Jr., who have both been interviewed in the past for possible 9th Circuit jobs by U.S. Justice Department officials in Washington.
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