First Name: Fern
Middle Name: M.
Last Name: Smith
Judge Identification Number: 2215
Date of Birth: 1933
Race or Ethnicity: White
Private practice, San Francisco, California, 1975-1986
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco, 1986-1988
Director, Federal Judical Center, 1999-2003
Name of School: Foothill Community College
Degree year: 1970
Name of School - Second: Stanford University
Degree - Second: B.A.
Degree year - Second: 1972
Name of School - Third: Stanford Law School
Degree - Third: J.D.
Degree year - Third: 1975
Court Name: U. S. District Court, Northern District of California
President Name: Ronald Reagan
Party Affiliation of President: Republican
Commission Date: 07/27/1988
Retirement from Active Service: 05/15/2003
Date of Termination: 06/30/2005
Termination specific reason: Retirement