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Gov. George Deukmejian on Wednesday appointed two San Diego County lawyers to the Superior Court, filling two vacancies created by recent retirements.

Deukmejian named Andrew G. Wagner of La Costa to replace Judge Donald W. Smith, and he appointed Donald L. Meloche of El Cajon to replace Judge Gilbert Harelson.

Wagner, 51, is a partner in the San Diego law firm of Milch, Wolfsheimer & Wagner, specializing in family law. He has been with the firm since 1969. From 1965 to 1969, Wagner was an associate with the San Diego firm of Prochaska, Conaway & Wagner.

A member of the board of directors of the San Diego County Bar Assn., Wagner was graduated from San Diego State University and the California Western College of Law.

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Meloche, 58, has been a partner in the El Cajon firm of McDougal, Meloche, Love & Eckis since 1967. Before that he was a deputy district attorney for San Diego County and practiced law in Spring Valley. Meloche is a former vice president of the San Diego County Bar Assn.

He was graduated from the University of Colorado and received his law degree from the same school.

Both judges will be paid $81,505 a year.


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