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Name O'Brien, Donald Eugene
City Sioux City
State IA
Role(s) Judge : Federal, Article III
Race White
Gender M
Biographical
This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

O`Brien, Donald Eugene
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This biographical data was taken from the Federal Judicial Center [link] on Aug 15, 2016:

O`Brien, Donald Eugene
Born September 30, 1923, in Marcus, IA
Died August 18, 2015, in Sioux City, IA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on September 27, 1978, to a seat vacated by William C. Hanson. Confirmed by the Senate on October 4, 1978, and received commission on October 5, 1978. Service terminated on December 1, 1990, due to reassignment.

Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
Nominated by Jimmy Carter on September 27, 1978, to a seat vacated by William C. Hanson. Confirmed by the Senate on October 4, 1978, and received commission on October 5, 1978. Served as chief judge, 1985-1992. Assumed senior status on December 30, 1992. Service terminated on August 18, 2015, due to death.

Education:
Creighton University School of Law, LL.B., 1948

Professional Career:
U.S. Army lieutenant, Air Corps, 1942-1945
Private practice, Sioux City, Iowa, 1948-1949, 1967-1978
Assistant city attorney, Sioux City, Iowa, 1949-1953
County attorney, Woodbury County, Iowa, 1955-1958
Judge, Sioux City [Iowa] Municipal Court, 1959-1960
U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Iowa, 1961-1967
Oral History

compress summary

Case(s) JC-IA-0002 : Hendrickson v. Griggs
PC-IA-0001 : Goff v. Harper
PC-IA-0014 : Goff v. Nix
PC-IA-0019 : Dedrick v. Wallman


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