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SUPREME COURT

JANICE ROGERS BROWN

* Position: Associate justice, California Supreme Court

* Age: 49

* Education: UCLA School of Law, 1977. Bachelor’s, Cal State Sacramento, economics, 1974.

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* Career highlights: Appointed to California Supreme Court by Gov. Pete Wilson, 1996. Deputy attorney general, state Department of Justice, 1979-87. Deputy secretary and general counsel, California Business, Transportation and Housing Agency, 1987-89. Private practice in Sacramento with law firm of Nielsen, Merksamer, 1989-91. Legal affairs secretary in Wilson’s Cabinet, 1991-94. Appointed an associate justice of state Court of Appeal by Wilson, 1994.

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MING W. CHIN

* Position: Associate justice, California Supreme Court

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* Age: 56

* Education: University of San Francisco School of Law, 1967. Bachelor’s, UC San Francisco, political science, 1964.

* Career Highlights: Appointed to the California Supreme Court by Gov. Pete Wilson in 1996. Deputy district attorney, Alameda County, 1970. Appointed by Gov. George Deukmejian to Alameda County Superior Court, 1988. Named by Deukmejian to 1st District Court of Appeal, 1990.

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RONALD M. GEORGE

* Position: Chief justice of California

* Age: 58

* Education: Stanford Law School, 1964. Graduated 1961 from Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University.

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* Career highlights: Appointed to Supreme Court in 1991 by Gov. Pete Wilson and elevated to chief justice in 1996. Former deputy state attorney general. Named to Los Angeles County Municipal Court by Gov. Ronald Reagan in 1972. Elevated to Los Angeles County Superior Court by Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. in 1977. Served as president of California Judges Assn., 1982-83. Named to state Court of Appeal by Gov. George Deukmejian in 1987.

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STANLEY MOSK

* Position: Associate justice, California Supreme Court

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* Age: 86

* Education: Southwestern University School of Law, 1935. Bachelor’s degree, University of Chicago, 1933.

* Career Highlights: Appointed to California Supreme Court, 1964, by Gov. Edmund G. Brown Sr. Legal assistant to governor of California, 1939-43. Judge, Superior Court, Los Angeles, 1943-58. Pro tem Justice Court of Appeal, 1954. Attorney general of California, 1959-64.


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