Judge Lloyd D. George
was appointed United
States District Judge for
the District of Nevada by
President Ronald Reagan
in May 1984. He served as Chief United
States District Judge from 1992 to 1997,
and assumed senior status in December
Judge George was a pilot in the United
States Air Force. He received his bachelor
of science degree in 1955 from Brigham
Young University, and his J.D. degree in
1961 from the University of California at
Berkeley (Boalt Hall). Upon graduating,
he returned to Las Vegas where he built a
successful private practice.
In 1974, Judge George was appointed
to the United States Bankruptcy Court
for the District of Nevada. During his ten
years of service as a bankruptcy judge,
he served on and was instrumental in the
creation of bankruptcy appellate panels
which permit panels of three bankruptcy
judges to hear appeals directly from
In 1996, Judge George was selected
to represent the Court of Appeals for the
Ninth Circuit as a member of the Judicial
Conference of the United States, the
national policy-making and management
body of the federal judiciary. That year,
Chief Justice Rehnquist appointed him to
the Conference’s Executive Committee.
Prior to his appointment to the Judicial
Conference, he served for a number of
years on three Judicial Conference committees
and was the chair of two.
Judge George has distinguished himself
as an expert in the organization of the judiciary.
While serving on the International
Judicial Relations Committee from 1993
to 1997, he and other judicial colleagues
from various countries participated in
numerous seminars and lectured on constitutional
issues and court structure in
Eastern Europe and the nations of the
former Soviet Union. In 1996, he chaired
a committee that worked to update the
long-range national plan for the judiciary.
He has also been a board member of the
Federal Judicial Center (the education
and research arm of the federal judiciary)
where he served for four years with
Chief Justice Warren Burger.
He has authored articles on the administration
of the federal judiciary, ethics
and insolvency. He has won many awards,
including the Brigham Young University
Alumni Distinguished Service Award, the
Notre Dame Club’s John C. Mowbray Humanitarian
of the Year Award, and the Boy
Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award.
At the commencement at BYU in 2001,
Judge George was the recipient of the
Presidential Citation. In 2005, he received
the Jensen Public Service Award
from Boalt Hall, University of California.