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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release April 27, 1995


The President today nominated two individuals to serve on the U.S. District Court: George H. King for the Central District of California and Donald C. Nugent for the Northern District of Ohio.

George H. King, 43, has served since 1987 as a magistrate judge on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, which is located in Los Angeles. Prior to taking the bench, King maintained a commercial litigation practice and served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles. Born in Shanghai, China, King received his B.A. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his J.D. degree from the University of Southern California. King and his wife, Pamala Jean King, currently reside in Los Angeles and have one child.

Donald C. Nugent, 47, has served since 1993 on the Ohio Court of Appeals, Eighth District, and previously served for eight years as a trial judge on the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. Prior to taking the bench, he was a felony prosecutor in the Cuyahoga County Prosecuting Attorney's Office in Cleveland. Nugent earned his B.A. degree from Xavier (Ohio) University and his J.D. degree from Cleveland State University. Between college and law school, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Nugent and his wife, Lynn Marie Nugent, reside in Rocky River with their four children.