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Florence-Marie Cooper (February 9, 1940–January 15, 2010) was a United States federal judge.

Cooper was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and moved to San Francisco with her family in 1952. She graduated from City College of San Francisco in 1971. She received a J.D. from Whittier College School of Law in 1975.

Career

  • Law clerk for the Hon. Arthur Alarcon, Los Angeles Superior Court, Appellate Dept. (1975 to 1977)
  • Deputy City Attorney of Los Angeles, California (1977)
  • Senior Research Attorney for the Hon. Arthur Alarcon, Second Appellate District, California Court of Appeal (1978 to 1980)
  • She was a Senior Research Attorney for the Hon. Judge Woods, Second Appellate District, California Court of Appeal (1980 to 1983)
  • Adjunct Professor, San Fernando Valley College School of Law (1980 to 1985)
  • Court Commissioner, Los Angeles Superior Court (1983 to 1990)
  • Judge, Los Angeles Municipal Court (1990 to 1991)
  • Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court (1991 to 1999)
  • Federal Judge, United States District Court for the Central District of California.

She was nominated by President Bill Clinton on July 14, 1999, to a seat vacated by Linda H. McLaughlin. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 10, 1999, and received her commission on November 15, 1999. She served as a federal district judge until her death of lymphoma on January 15, 2010, aged 69.[1]

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