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Delwen Jensen
D Lowell Jensen Senior District Judge.jpg
Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Northern District of California
Title:   Former judge
Service:
Appointed by:   Ronald Reagan
Active:   6/25/1986 - 6/27/1997
Senior:   6/27/1997 - 10/2014
Preceded by:   William Orrick
Succeeded by:   Charles Breyer
Personal History
Born:   1928
Hometown:   Brigham City, UT
Undergraduate:   University of California, Berkeley, A.B., 1949
Law School:   University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, LL.B., 1952
Military service:   U.S. Army 1952 - 1954 Corporal

Delwen Lowell Jensen (1928-present) was a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Jensen was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on June 2, 1986, to a seat vacated by William Orrick; he was confirmed by the Senate on June 24, 1986, and received commission the next day. He assumed senior status on June 27, 1997. Jensen was succeeded in this position by Charles Breyer. He retired from the bench in October 2014.[1]

Early life and education

Jensen earned his bachelor's degree and from the University of California, Berkeley in 1949 and his J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law of the University of California, Berkeley in 1952.

Professional career

  • 1985-1986: Deputy U.S. attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice
  • 1983-1985: Associate U.S. attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice
  • 1981-1983: Assistant U.S. attorney general, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • 1969-1981: District attorney, Alameda County, California
  • 1966-1969: Assistant district attorney, Alameda County, California
  • 1955-1966: Deputy district attorney, Alameda County, California
  • 1954-1955: Private practice, Oakland, California
  • 1952-1954: U.S. Army Corporal

Judicial career

Northern District of California

Jensen was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on June 2, 1986, to a seat vacated by William Orrick;[2] he was confirmed by the Senate on June 24, 1986, and received commission the next day. He assumed senior status on June 27, 1997. Jensen was succeeded in this position by Charles Breyer. He retired in October 2014.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
William Orrick
Northern District of California
1986–1997
Succeeded by:
Charles Breyer