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  Reinhardt, Stephen Roy
NameStephen Roy Reinhardt
Los Angeles, California , United States
Born March 27, 1931
DiedMarch 29, 2018 (87 years)
Last ModifedIndyGeorgia
Mar 29, 2018 10:27pm
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InfoStephen Roy Reinhardt (born March 27, 1931 in New York, New York) is a circuit judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, with chambers in Los Angeles, California. He was appointed in 1980 by President Jimmy Carter.

Reinhardt graduated from University High School in Los Angeles. He enrolled in Pomona College and graduated three years later with an A.B. (Government) in 1951. In 1954, he received an LL.B. from Yale Law School.

After law school, Reinhardt worked at the legal counsel’s office in Washington, D.C. for the United States Air Force as a lieutenant. Two years later, he clerked for district judge Luther Youngdahl, a former governor of Minnesota, in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He then entered private practice, working for the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers from 1958 until 1959 practicing entertainment law. After two years at O’Melveny & Myers, he began working at a small firm in Los Angeles that became Fogel, Julber, Reinhardt, Rothschild & Feldman specializing in labor law.

Reinhardt served as a member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, California Advisory Committee from 1962 to 1974 and was its Vice Chairman from 1969 to 1974. He also served as member of the Democratic National Committee and as an unpaid advisor to former Los Angeles mayor Tom Bradley and former California governor Jerry Brown. In 1975 he was appointed to the Los Angeles Police Commission, which he chaired from 1978 until his judicial confirmation in 1980.

Reinhardt continued his public service as Secretary of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Amateur Athletic Foundation.

Reinhardt administered the oath of office to current Los Angeles Mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa, on July 1, 2005.

Reinhardt's mother divorced his father and married movie director Gottfried Reinhardt—the son of director Max Reinhardt. Stephen Reinhardt is currently married to Ramona Ripston, the Executive Director of the ACLU of Southern California,[2] and has three children.


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