2009 ESHS Hall of Fame Inductee



Matt Diederich
Class of 1950

Born:  August 1, 1932  - Place:  Lindsay, Nebraska. 
Parents: Peter and Lucy Diederich.

At El Segundo High School

Football - C, B, Varsity; Wrestling Team; Band; Key Club; Scholarship Society.


Loyola University (Los Angeles), Bachelor of Science, 1954;
University of California, Los Angeles, Bachelor of Law Degree, 1957.


Admitted to practice law; State of California; United States District Court, Los Angeles; Federal Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, Philadelphia, PA; Fourth Circuit, Richmond, VA; Fifth Circuit, New Orleans, LA; Sixth Circuit, Cincinnati, OH; Seventh Circuit, Chicago, Il; Eighth Circuit, St. Louis, MO; Ninth Circuit, San Francisco, Distric of Columbia Circuit, Washington, D.C.; United States Supreme Court, Washington D.C.  Private Practice 1958-1967, Manhattan Beach and Los Angeles, Litton Industries, Inc. Corporate Office, Beverly Hills, CA, 1967-1997, Various positions in Law Department and Executive staff, Vice President, 1981-1997.  Successfully petitioned United States Supreme Court to reverse a decision of Ninth Circuit, and successfully argued the case before the United States Supreme Court.


 "Throughout my academic education and legal and business carer, I was always able to relate whatever success I had to the academic education I received at El Segundo High School, and to the perseverance instilled by the school's athletic coaches."