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Charles Byron Renfrew
|18th United States Deputy Attorney General|
|Preceded by||Benjamin R. Civiletti|
|Succeeded by||Edward C. Schmults|
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California|
December 9, 1971 – February 27, 1980
|Appointed by||Richard Nixon|
|Preceded by||Gerald Sanford Levin|
|Succeeded by||Eugene F. Lynch|
Charles Byron Renfrew
October 31, 1928
|Died||December 14, 2017(aged 89)|
|Education||Princeton University (A.B.)
University of Michigan Law School (J.D.)
Charles Byron Renfrew (October 31, 1928 – December 14, 2017) was a United States district judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
Education and career
Renfrew was born in Detroit, Michigan. He enlisted in the United States Navy after high school in the aftermath of World War II, from 1946 to 1948. He then received an Artium Baccalaureus degree from Princeton University in 1952. He served in the United States Army from 1952 to 1953 and became a first lieutenant. He was a forward observer in Korea during the Korean War. He received a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School in 1956, thereafter entering private practice in San Francisco, California, from 1956 to 1972.
Federal Judicial Service
On November 29, 1971, Renfrew was nominated by President Richard Nixon to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of California vacated by Judge Gerald Sanford Levin. Renfrew was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 2, 1971, and received his commission on December 9, 1971. Renfrew served in that capacity until his resignation on February 27, 1980.
Post Judicial Service
Following his resignation from the federal bench, he served as United States Deputy Attorney General until 1981. Renfrew was thereafter in private practice in San Francisco from 1981 to 1982. He was a vice president and counsel of the Chevron Corporation in San Francisco from 1983 to 1993. He returned to private practice in San Francisco in 1994. In 2013, he was listed as a NAFTA adjudicator. He died of heart failure on December 14, 2017.
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