(Biographical information from the Federal Judicial Center, http://www.fjc.gov/history/home.nsf, April 2007
Born 1/29/1918, in Goodhue, MN.Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
Nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat) on 09/09/1966; confirmed by the Senate on 10/20/1966; received judicial commission on 11/03/1966.
Assumed senior status on 12/31/1988.
As of April 2007, when this biographical material was gathered, Judge Heaney remained on the federal bench. Education
University of Minnesota, B.S.L., 1939.
University of Minnesota Law School, LL.B., 1941.Non-judicial Career
Attorney, Minnesota State Securities Commission, 1941-1942
U.S. Army Captain,1942-1946
Private practice, Duluth, Minnesota, 1946-1966