Will E. MacFaden (1913-1992) and Robert W. Kenny (1901-1976), pose together as two of California's youngest judges. William E. MacFaden (1913-1992) became the youngest judge in the state of California when he was sworn in as Redondo Beach city judge on July 1934.Robert W. Kenny was a former reporter and one of the youngest judges selected to serve as a Superior Court Judge in Los Angeles. He was appointed on December 6, 1932. He later served as the 21st Attorney General of California.
Former boxer and middleweight champion of the world, Norman (Kid McCoy) Selby (standing left) and Judge A. A. Scott (seated right). Selby was in court to claim $105 that was taken from him by the authorities to use as evidence when he was arrested for murder 13 years ago. At that time (1924), Selby was charged with the murder of his sweetheart, Mrs. Theresa W. Moers. Selby served time in San Quentin before making parole in 1932. Selby was given back his $105 (all in large, old-style bills) minus a 10 cent county tax. He planned to use the money for some last minute Christmas shopping.
James Francis Thaddeus O'Connor was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Before becoming a federal judge, President Roosevelt appointed him Comptroller of the Currency in 1933. He served in this position during the Great Depression and resigned in 1938.