David Sills

Jurist, Deceased Person

1938 – 2011


Who was David Sills?

David G. Sills was an American jurist. Sills served as the presiding justice for the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District, Division Three. He is a former mayor of Irvine, California, the largest planned city in the United States.

From 1964 to 1968, Sills was married to Maureen Reagan, the daughter of U.S. President Ronald Reagan. He was a member of the Republican State Central Committee of California from 1966 to 1968 and Chairman of the Republican Associates of Orange County from 1968 to 1969.

Sills was appointed as a judge to California's Superior Court in 1985 by Governor George Deukmejian and served there until being promoted to be the Presiding Justice at the Court of Appeal again by Governor Deukmejian in 1990, where he served with distinction and exemplary leadership. His 2,400 legal decisions were artfully written and always fair. He received a B.S. from Bradley University in 1959 and his legal degree from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1961. Prior to being named to the bench he served in the U.S. Marine Corps between 1960 and 1965, reaching the rank of captain.

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Mar 21, 1938
United States of America
Also known as
  • David G. Sills
  • United States of America
  • Bachelor of Science, Bradley University
    ( - 1959)
  • UIUC College of Law
    ( - 1961)
  • Captain, US Marines
    (1960 - 1965)
Lived in
  • Orange County
    (1965 - 1985)
Aug 23, 2011

on July 23, 2013


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