THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
THE PRESIDENT NOMINATES ALEX R. MUNSON TO THE FEDERAL BENCH
The President today nominated Alex R. Munson for reappointment as a United States District Court Judge for the Northern Mariana Islands for a term of ten years.
Munson, of the Northern Mariana Islands, received his undergraduate degree in 1964 and an M.A. in 1965 from Long Beach State College, an Ed.D. degree in 1970 from the University of Southern California, and a J.D. degree from Loyola University School of Law in 1975. Prior to and immediately following law school, Munson served as a teacher with the Anglewood Unified School District. From 1977 to 1978, Munson was an associate with the law firm of Robert S. Talbert & Associates; from 1978 to 1982, he was an associate with the firm of Kirtland & Packard; and from 1982 to 1988, he was Chief Justice of the High Court of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, which is under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Since 1988, Munson has served as the Chief Judge of the District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands.