Ferguson, Warren J.

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Ferguson, Warren J. Gender: M
Warren John Ferguson
born on 31 October 1920 at 13:35 (= 1:35 PM )
Place Eureka, Nevada, 39n31, 115w58
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 08°10' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 06°03 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 23°51'


American jurist who served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 27 November 1979 until his death on 25 June 2008, at his home in Fullerton, California. He was appointed by President Jimmy Carter.

Notable cases include a 1971 decision after Spencer Haywood was denied a transfer from the American Basketball Association's Denver Rockets to National Basketball Association's Seattle SuperSonics. The NBA at the time prohibited college graduates to play for four years after graduation; the ABA did not. The antitrust suit went to the Supreme Court (Haywood v. National Basketball Association), which affirmed the decision.

His ruling in Sony Corp. of America v. Universal City Studios, Inc. in 1979 ushered in the era of home video recording by allowing Sony to market the Betamax.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Kennedy, Anthony (born 23 July 1936). Notes: Judges on Ninth Circuit


Source Notes

Birth certificate provided by Sy Scholfield.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 87)
  • Vocation : Law : Jurist (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1979-2008)