THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NOMINATES JAMES S. WARE TO THE FEDERAL BENCH
The President today nominated James S. Ware to serve as a United States Court of Appeals Judge for the Ninth Circuit, California. Ware, 50, was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, and now lives near San Jose, California. He is married and has two children.
Ware earned his undergraduate degree from California Lutheran University in 1969 and graduated from Stanford Law School in 1972. In 1972, he served in the United States Army Military Police at Fort Gordon in Georgia and then served in the United States Army Reserve, Military Police, until 1987, retiring with the rank of Captain.
From 1973 to 1988, Ware was an associate and then a partner in Blase, Valentine & Klein, in Palo Alto. In 1988, Ware was appointed by California Governor Deukmejian to the Santa Clara County Superior Court. Less than three years later, in 1990, Ware was appointed by President Bush to the federal bench.