Jacqueline Nguyen (1965 – )

Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, May 14, 2012 – Present

Jacqueline Nguyen was nominated by President Obama for the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. She was appointed in 2009 and served until 2012. 

She was once again nominated by Obama to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and she has been serving as a judge on the Court of Appeals since 2012. 

With her appointment, Nguyen became the first Vietnamese American woman to serve on the California Bench and the first Asian American woman to serve as a federal appellate judge.


“Choy, Herbert Young Cho | Federal Judicial Center,” Fjc.gov, 2020, https://www.fjc.gov/node/1379086.“Occidental College :: Jacqueline Nguyen ’87 Appointed to Federal Bench,” web.archive.org, December 13, 2009, https://web.archive.org/web/20091213033455/http://www.oxy.edu/x9275.xml.

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