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David Doty

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David Doty
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #3
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   5/8/1987 - 6/30/1998
Senior:   6/30/1998 - Present
Preceded by:   Miles Lord
Succeeded by:   Donovan Frank
Personal History
Born:   1929
Hometown:   Anoka, MN
Undergraduate:   University of Minnesota, B.A., 1952
Law School:   University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 1961
Military service:   U.S. Marine Corps 1952 - 1958

David Singleton Doty is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. He joined the court in 1987 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan.

Early Life and Career

Born in Anoka, Minnesota, Doty graduated from the University of Minnesota with his bachelor's degree in 1952 and later with a Juris Doctor degree in 1961. From 1952 to 1958, Doty served on active duty in the United States Marines.[1]

Professional career

From 1961 to 1987, Doty was a private practice attorney in Minnesota. In 1968, Doty was appointed as special Assistant Attorney General by Minnesota Governor Harold LeVander.[1]

Judicial career

District of Minnesota

On the recommendation of Senators Rudy Boschowitz and David Durenberger, Doty was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota by President Ronald Reagan on February 5, 1987, to a seat vacated by Miles Lord. Doty was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 7, 1987 on a majority vote and received commission on May 8, 1987 before later assuming senior status on June 30, 1998.[2]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Miles Lord
District of Minnesota
Seat #3
Succeeded by:
Donovan Frank

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