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Tuesday, October 11, 2016


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Malcolm Lucas Services Set for Thursday


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Funeral services will be held Thursday for Retired California Chief Justice Malcolm M. Lucas. 

Lucas, who retired from the high court in 1996, died Sept. 28 at the age of 89.

He began his career on the bench in 1967 when he was appointed by then-Gov.  Ronald Reagan to the Los Angeles Superior Court, and sat in the Criminal Division for four years. President Richard Nixon appointed him to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in 1971.

He remained there until 1984, when then-Gov. George Deukmejian, a former law partner, appointed him to the California Supreme Court. He was elevated to chief justice three years later, and served nine years before retiring to become a private judge.

Thursday’s services are set to begin at 1 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd located at 504 North Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, the office of Superior Court Presiding Judge Carolyn Kuhl informed judicial officers Friday. The church’s phone number is (310) 285-5425. 


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